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10 Tips For Mom Writers That Turn Every Day Into Mother’s Day

10 Tips For Mom Writers That Turn Every Day Into Mother's DayThese tips are for mom writers, but really they apply to any creative mom, no matter what medium or media she uses to express herself.

1. Recognize that you have a right to spend time doing what you love, and then schedule time every day. If the day is almost over and you didn’t take time yet, make time last thing at night or first thing in the morning.

2. Acknowledge that you are not done learning yet, and sign up to learn something you want to understand better. Make it something juicy to you.

3. Ditch the perfectionism and accept that not only is growth messy, but you probably need to experience some trial and error to find your best methods of making creative strides. Play around until you figure out what works for you.

4. Learn to listen to what others have called “the still, small voice.” If you have not practiced listening to this voice, creativity is not going to flow readily. Then again, practicing creativity is a terrific way to get in touch with what I like to call “the Universal Yes.” What wants to come through you? What’s the right direction? You are the only one who knows.

5. Be the boss of you. Even if you have a boss at your day job, you are the boss of your creative career. You can’t have a creative career until you are willing to become the boss and listen to yourself in the boss role. Organize the various aspects of your personality to report to the big boss (that’s you).

6. Accept that you will hit blocks now and then and have to figure out how to hurdle them or karate chop them. These blocks will seem to come from the outside, but they actually originate with you. I know it does not seem like we would do this to ourselves, but we do. I guess we are just trying to learn how to get out of our own way. When you notice a block, send it running.

7. Get out of the house and away from everything that is already you and explore the world with your intuition as your guide. Some of my most life-changing experiences have come from trying new things, visiting new places, meeting new people, and asking questions never asked before. Don’t be complacent; shake things up.

8. Ask for help. You are going to do the lion’s share of the work, but this does not mean you won’t need help and plenty of it along the way. You don’t have to deserve help; you already deserve it. All you need to do is ask. Ask for help three times daily and watch everything in your life become easier.

9. You are going to need mentors, up close and from a distance. You also need to continually prioritize and re-prioritize what makes your heart sing, so you don’t imitate others. Be you and let your mentors be who they are, too. Give credit for techniques you borrow, ask permission when appropriate, and never take anything that is not being offered.

10. Celebrate all you have attempted and all you have accomplished. What makes you feel tickled pink? Go ahead and feel that way whether others mirror it back to you or not. You can’t float anyone else’s boat until you learn to float your own boat first.

Every day will be Mother’s Day when you are firmly on your path. You will know because the feeling of rightness will be undeniable. Even if you only spend ten minutes a day on your path, that’s better than nothing. If you can spend an hour or two each day doing what you love, your life will change for the better.

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  • Julie Mayerson Brown May 7, 2015, 3:45 pm

    Great tips for writers and everyone. Thanks for the encouragement! Happy Mom’s Day, too 🙂
    julie Mayerson Brown
    author of The Long Dance Home

  • christinakatz May 4, 2016, 8:26 am

    Thanks, Julia! Decided to share it again this year.