It’s important to consider that our best thoughts come when a certain set of criteria is arranged. When trying to write your best work, you might have a much different set of needs. For example, Hunter S Thompson’s daily writing schedule became viral a few years back, including a list of hard daytime drinking and strange mental experimentation before he was able to work. Of course, we absolutely do not recommend this, nor think that was the only way he was able to exercise his genius. However, it shows that certain things work best for certain people, and it can pay to do this. You might need to work out in the morning to keep the blood moving and to ‘pay your mental dues’ perfore you access your creative pool of intent. For some people, a small prayer or even a cup of herbal tea works just fine.
However, for most people who haven’t found their niche, home writing can be achieved when a certain set of personal criteria is met. We’d recommend considering this in order to benefit in the most promising manner, and make adjustments where you deem fit. To write well at home, we’d recommend:
Feeling secure in your home is essential to writing well, especially if your home alone. You need the space to truly explore your ideas, and to do so without worrying about the outside world. No matter if your write at your kitchen table or in your custom-made office, you need to feel able to express your innermost thoughts. Feeling secure comes in several ways. You need to feel comfortable addressing the subject matter you’re hoping to explore, or at least feel comfortable knowing you’re going to feel apprehensive doing so. But it might also be that solid Oakdale fencing and a competent lock on both your front and office door can help prevent distractions, or make you worry about anything home-based in the first place. This is essential if you have a writing den outside for example, because privacy and security is one of the fundamental requirements of Maslow’s famous ‘hierarchy of needs.’
Scheduling your writing time is important. When is your mind the most functional during the day? Might it be that you keep your writing exploits to when your newborn baby is taking a nap, or when you have taken the children to school? Might it be after your morning walk? Might you follow a specific routine working out on your treadmill and writing almost immediately after? Finding your best method of writing is essential. Creativity doesn’t always mean productivity, and vice versa, so tailor the variables to see what works for you
Access To Inspiration
Do you have a collection of notepads and journals, a cloud synced note-taking and resource saving app on your desktop, and art in your writing space? Do you have the books you adore close to hand? Are you best helped by music or complete silence? Do you have a quiet space to meditate to clear your mind before writing? Once again, finding your best answer to these questions can take time, but if you do so can give you a real, distinct sense of personal potential, and this might give you some real personal support in the long run.
With these tips, your best writing self could be just around the corner.