Daily Writing Tip: Connect With Nature

Orange leaves on a tree branch.

by Pascale Potvin.

If your head is feeling cloudy and your writing lacklustre, try taking a short trip out into nature. ‘Nature’ can even be your city park, if you like (as long as there’s some sort of tree or foliage around). Walks—especially walks in nonurban areas—have been found to be very beneficial to creativity.

You’ll find that getting away from human creations (your computer screen, your home, asphalt roads, etc.) can really help you to get rid of that fog clogging up your mind. It’s a nice way to reconnect with your innate, visceral energy—that underlying part of you that truly powers your writing.

If connecting with nature isn’t your thing, or if you’d like more advice for connecting with your inner self, you’ll love Reclaiming Your Story, our journaling workshop for all writers. Through guided exercises, conversation, and meditative writing, you will write your way into your authentic voice both as a writer and a human being. The six-week workshop starts Monday, the 29th, so hurry and enrol today.

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