Lack of Energy Rescue

Do you experience low energy levels when you’re working on your writing projects? Do you feel that no matter how inspired you are at the beginning of a writing project, you lose momentum in the long run? If you answered these questions in the affirmative, believe me, you’re not alone. Our energy levels may dwindle a lot. But we can all kick start our ambition if it gets low. You don’t need to have high-energy all the time to follow through and see your project through to the end. Completing your writing projects need not be like a race that you complete. All you have to do is to keep running to the finish line! Every action creates a reaction. So, if you do something, something else will happen. Doing more is obviously preferable to doing less or nothing at all. But if you can’t, do whatever is possible. Don’t push yourself. As you do little things, your enthusiasm to continue on will increase. One micro-action leads to another. Even the smallest action generates energy. In other words, energy creates energy and momentum builds to the point where we can gain a lot of energy and be able to continue and see our project to completion. You may also try a visualization exercise. This is the secret to getting over an energy slump for many writers. Look at where you want to go in the future and then you may be able to get there. More specifically, to visualize, use the following scheme. • Define what you want; • See it in your mind’s eye; • Believe that it is yours; and • Your creative mind will inspire you to action to get it. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need a lot of energy all at once to follow through and see your project to completion. However, consistence, persistence, and patience can usually help complete projects more than anything. Try it! Irene S. Roth