Have you ever noticed that you feel pretty zen after writing? When you write, it’s like you’re in the “zone” layering the elements of a scene into your story. Dialogue, characters, setting and theme are all being poured onto the page in front of you. You’re so focused on what you’re creating that the worries of real life aren’t able to pester you. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to focus on writing through all of the chatter going on in our minds.
Mindfulness, simply put, is the practice of purposefully paying attention without judgment. By immersing yourself in the present, you can quiet your mind and learn quite a bit about your own habits and thoughts. Here’s how practicing mindfulness can help you focus, release your fears and write. Continue reading “Mindfulness and Writing”