So, you sit down to your computer to do some writing and find you lost focus. Maybe you didn’t have it when you sat down but thought you did. AHHHH. What can you do to regain it? Spoiler alert, that happened to me just now when I sat down to write. Hence the topic for this post (Laughing at myself). Alas, I regained my focus. After all, if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be typing his article. What did I do to rectify the situation and get ‘in the mood’, so to speak? There was a piece of information I needed to obtain from my previous novel, so I could use it for my current novel I’m writing. So, I opened my previous novel, The Triunix of Time, and found what I was looking for. I read the few pages needed. Yes, doing this settled my mind down, and I was off and typing. There are some other things one can do to focus and settle your brain down other than what I did. A list is given below.
Meditation— Close your eyes, breath deep, and clear your mind. Then allow your writing to enter your brain and take up residence.
Soft Music— Put on some soft music. It can be instrumental, or maybe your prefer love songs. Choose what you like best. Then zero your mind in on your writing.
Sounds of Nature— I absolutely LOVE the sound of the ocean. I don’t live on the coast, but I can bring it close by going to YouTube and playing sounds of the ocean. Talk about relaxing.
Go for a Walk— I usually do this when I am having trouble dreaming up what’s to come next in the book I’m currently writing. The fresh air helps. That, and most importantly, I use that time to talk to Jesus and tell him what’s on my mind. I bounce ideas for my story off Him. It gives me peace.
Maybe there are other things you do or others do that aren’t listed here. It’s up to you to use whatever method works best for you.
Sometimes sitting and thinking/meditating is a great thing to do. Sometimes not. It’s what you decide it to be. Maybe the mood you’re already in sets the scene for what you will meditate on. Or not. Those pesky negative thoughts can be irritating. Worrying about something in the future is a killer of a good mood. There is so much negativity going on now in the world. But there always has been. How can you get rid of this worry of tomorrow?
I am not psych professional, but I can say from experience that I used to worry about the future all the time. It was depressing. I hated feeling that way. Then I started studying God’s Word and praying. By doing this, I was reminded about something… God takes care of the future. He his in the future. He goes before you and prepares it. It doesn’t mean some days ahead won’t be bad. There will be some. What it DOES mean is that God will help you through the bad times… If you let him. Take Him with you. Pray. Focus on the present. The today.
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Be the best YOU you can be. Don’t try to be someone else because you’re not them. Two people can do the same thing but each a different way. Yet…the outcome is the same. Why? Both individuals are different. So…be YOU.
You liked me once so long ago, An eye you gave to me you know. But now I tend to disappoint the one whose heart I did anoint. I wish days of old be back so joy to you will never lack. And thus it goes into the sky the air of beauty that made you sigh.