The Artist’s Date

Boost your creativity by taking a time out Read on or watch the video! https://youtu.be/E9SbYGvoZjw Why do I get my best ideas when I’m in the shower? Albert Einstein Even one of the greatest thinkers ever to have lived didn’t know why his mind did great work when he wasn’t actively thinking. The Artist’s Date… Continue reading The Artist’s Date

The SECRETS of MORNING PAGES!

Notes from the unconscious – and what to do about them… Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/-RzWlWCDtAw In her book The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron says it’s okay for morning pages to be repetitive and self-indulgent. I’ve noticed that I do tend to write the same things down over and over again. Things are… Continue reading The SECRETS of MORNING PAGES!

Procrastination – how to stop procrastinating and get work done!

Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/hTpIbRypNgY The word procrastination comes from the Latin “pro crastinus”. Rather than the name of some positive gladiator, this means “forward” or “of tomorrow”. So, to procrastinate is to delay. To put things off. Until tomorrow, next week. Any time but now. We all do it. And while this… Continue reading Procrastination – how to stop procrastinating and get work done!

Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/f1ggZkpf_NM With our busy lives, and all the associated stresses and strains, taking the time to sit, examine our thoughts and feelings, and then write about them, can seem like an unjustifiable luxury. It can also feel a bit scary.But writing things down has proven therapeutic benefits. Talking is… Continue reading Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

A useful companion to morning pages Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/2s3NGiWkL_Q Today I want to talk to you about the evening check-in. What’s the evening check-in? Well it’s a similar but very different companion to morning pages. At its simplest, the evening check-in is a reflection on the day. While your morning pages… Continue reading Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Journaling is a hugely beneficial activity that offers an opportunity for reflection, self-expression and personal insight. Here’s my three tips for making the most of your journaling, and a challenge at the end… https://youtu.be/nhxiYQWgjIY Click above to see the accompanying video on The Overthinker YouTube channel 1. Write for you Journals are personal things. People… Continue reading Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Imposter Syndrome 🫣

The first time I encountered the term “imposter syndrome” was when I became a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. As I started in the role, I wondered whether there had been some kind of mistake. Over the decades I’d taught myself to write. This was through a combination of writing a lot, reading a lot, and… Continue reading Imposter Syndrome 🫣

Doing too much

When will I take notice? Image courtesy of the author The above note appeared in my morning pages today. It's something that crops up a lot. I don't know how many times I have to tell myself this before I take notice, or fully acknowledge the level to which I overload myself. Possible reasons: There… Continue reading Doing too much