How do you keep going? A treat would help, after all, you reached your daily word count and you edited yesterday’s output closer to perfection.
I reward myself in various ways. Music is my constant companion while working, as I live in a very noisy location, but I’ll find a favourite song and play some air guitar to boost my spirits at the end of the day.
A culinary treat was taught to me by my father, who went through rationing in WW2, unable to buy bananas. Mashing a couple of bananas with milk or cream or plain yoghurt produces a delightful dessert.
Recently, I’ve been rejuvenating my approach to writing by watching European films, old favourites and those I haven’t seen before. An afternoon of enjoying and analysing how foreign filmmakers tell a story sets me up for an evening of writing. Feeling happy and thoughtful encourages fresh thinking.
It’s vital that we view ourselves with the same respect as we do others. If you’re nice to friends and family, why not be nice to yourself?
After all, if you don’t enjoy what you’re writing it will come out in the story.
How do you treat yourself?