When I started writing Wren’s Fantasy over a year ago, I did so whilst flipping pancakes, driving carpool and folding underwear. Meaning, I did so in the midst of life whirling all around me. I felt like a clown juggling a handful of bowling pins. But they weren’t plastic, hardy bowling pins. They were glass. Fragile. Breakable. And if one fell, if I dropped just one, well, the whole entire act would come crumbling down.
Most of us just don’t sit down and write. We have other jobs. We’re parents, spouses, partners, friends. We wear the proverbial hat to many people. But writing takes a lot of energy – mental energy. What do we do, though, when our energy reserves are depleted? Gone? Taken the first, and only, train to Timbuktu?
Below are a few all-natural, time-proven ways to wake up your brain so you can get the story out of your head and onto the paper. None of these examples are earth-shattering, or even something you didn’t know. But here they are put together in one place, as a gentle reminder of what we can do to help increase our mental acuity.
- Caffeine. Duh. Who doesn’t drink caffeine? According to www.livestrong.com, over 90% of Americans consume caffeine daily. Sure. I do. But don’t overdo it or you run the risk of throwing your brain into overdrive and you won’t get anything done because your thoughts are zooming faster than your hands.
- Fruit. These simple sugars give an almost immediate boost of energy.
- Whole Grains. These give a slower, but sustained, boost.
- Bee Pollen. This is said to improve metabolic rates. One pill in the morning can increase energy all day.
- Ginseng. Fights fatigue.
- Exercise. I don’t mean throwing on the John McEnroe headband and doing sprints up the hill outside of your house. Gentle stretching, knee-lifts, a brisk walk. Anything that gets your blood flowing to your brain helps wake that bad-boy up.
Do I need to say here that we aren’t supposed to do anything without a doctor’s approval? I think we all know that, don’t we?
And if you find, in the midst of your chaotic lives, that you not only need to wake up your creative mind, but your libido, try these foods, courtesy, again, of www.livestrong.com.
I’d like to thank Nights of Passion for allowing me to guest blog and to Gerri Brousseau for being such a supportive comrade-in-writing.
You are quite welcome, Tracy. We enjoyed having you share a bit about your journey. But, readers … Tracy isn’t finished yet. As she mentioned, she’s going to giveaway one free e-book to one lucky reader. In order to qualify to win one free e-book copy of Wren’s Fantasy, please leave a comment. One luck winner will be randomly drawn. I hope you all enter and best of luck to everyone.