12 Ways to Keep Writing When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health

Meg Dowell Writes

1. Take every task/assignment one word at a time. Even if it takes all day.

2. Shorten your to-do list. Instead of writing 5 things, focus on writing just 1.

3. If you have to write 5 things, try your best to focus on one at a time. It will all get done.

4. Write something “fun” that makes you feel good even if it’s actually terrible.

5. Write about what’s bothering you, even if no one will ever see it.

6. Turn your frustrations/worries into art and put it out there. Someone may be able to relate to it.

7. Keep in mind the time(s) of day you’re most productive. Push yourself to write only during those times.

8. During your downtime, it’s OK to think about writing — but don’t do it. Rest is important.

9. If it’s a weird/inconvenient moment and you suddenly feel motivated to write…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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