Do you plan something like a writer’s retreat every weekend
for yourself? It doesn’t have to be a long retreat it could be as
little as half an hour or as much as a few hours. If you are really
lucky, and you have the time, you should get away for a day or
two. But I only do that once or twice a year.
Most of my weekly writing retreats occur on Sunday. I take a
few hours to meditate, pray and just lay low. I also spend about
half a hour walking or sitting beside the Avon River, a place of
retreat for me. It is so wonderful and peaceful around that area,
especially in early the morning hours when there is dew coming
off the water and grass.
I usually sit on a park bench for about an hour and take a few
breaths. Then I walk back home refreshed. There is nothing better
for a writer than doing something to rebalance her juices than this.
So, I sure hope that you have something that you do for yourself
that can act as a kind of writer’s retreat.
If currently you don’t take the time to retreat during weekends,
I suggest you sit down and determine a few things that you can do
which would be peaceful and that could act as a mini retreat for
you. It should involve something with nature or your higher
power, if at all possible.
Your writer’s retreat could be a corner in your living room that
is devoted for you alone. It is a place where you could take off
your shoes and walk barefoot and sit on the floor. Please take the
time to discover such a place for yourself. You will feel much more
refreshed and balanced.
I would love to hear what you do. Who knows, we could
probably learn from each other. This can help writers become
more productive and happier.
~ Happy Retreat Hunting.