Another Burnout

Other than my regular work, I am a freelancer. For the past few months, all I ever did was write for several websites and several blogs. Truth of the matter is I sometimes find my long nights of technical writing daunting. Today, I find myself writing through a method I would normally throw-up on - it is tasteless. The degree of creativity and hard work I put into it is trivial. Nonetheless, I find my creativity slowly shriveling up and if I don't do something about it today, it will soon be a distant memory tomorrow.

"I could just remember all of my interpretative dance presentation with Sining Dilaab."

"My poetry writing prowess."

"My love for painting?"

"My love for directing school plays and script writing"

Then I stumbled into renegade writer's blog and realized that I am not alone. She too shares my sentiments and experiences. I'm quite relieved that someone can relate to my current state of mind and more so - bears solutions. I have below some of Renegade Writer's tips that I'll be applying.

Jump outside the box and do the Twist.

I will buy new books and buy a set of new DVDs that can help tickle a muse currently in a coma. I will probably jog once in a week to go out of my way (I don't do exercises), in hopes to liven-up a faint-hearted spirit.

Be mindful at work.

Just like Renegade writer, I too find myself taking short-cuts in my writing work. I use the same phrases and I just harbor ideas for my next article topic which can be downright lazy.

Although I already have Renegade Writer's action plan at the back of my mind for quite some time, I don't have the commitment to follow it through. This time I will. " really pay attention when I write and try to come up with the best — not the easiest — way to get my ideas across. ...figure out how you can do it differently to force your mind to pay attention to the task."

Take a class.

I love to dance, especially interpretative. After my graduation, my once flexible body has now become more awkward and stiff. I find myself growing conscious whenever I dance. I need to let it loose somehow.

Do morning pages.

As soon as you wake up, write three pages, long-hand, about anything you want. It doesn’t matter if what you write is drivel or even the same word repeated twenty times. What matters is that you do it. I’m not quite sure how it works, but I suspect you’re spilling all the distracting chatter from your head onto the paper so you can redirect your mental powers to being creative. I also suspect that every once in a while, a creative gem will pop out of your head and onto the paper. I haven’t been doing it long enough to see results, but I’ll keep at it.

I have a notebook to spare at home and I need to work on my ability to wake up early. Instead of three, I'll have a minimum of one page per morning. No laptop, just the old-school pen and paper. Goodluck!

These are a few of Renegade Writer's advice, view the rest of her tips here. I find it true that I need to add creativity to all aspects of my life in order for my own artistic ingenuity to reflect in my work. On to the path of creative living, to pursue greatness in every way.

~ ~ Thank you Renegade Writer for lifting my spirits up! ~ ~

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