My writing affects my mood. Two weeks ago I broke up my main character from her boyfriend. I knew since starting the book that I was going to do this, and yet when I actually came to writing it, I had tears in my eyes.
Then last week I continued to tear apart her life and I felt that my own life was falling apart. I felt sad and found myself reacting a bit neurotically to things.
Tomorrow I leave for two weeks in Spain where I’ll be pruning olive and almond trees on an organic farm. Today I made the main character of my novel do something truly spontaneous for the first time in her life. Before writing these scenes, I was feeling nervous about the next two weeks. After writing them, I felt enthused and as excited as my main character.
And it’s not just writers that have the skill of creating a life and making it real. Anyone can. You can.
Coaches and motivational speakers talk about this all the time – creating a vision. If you can imagine the life you want, getting it will easy. Of course, as my experiences with my book’s main character show, if you focus on negative images, negative emotions come up which produce unhealthy reactions.
Your life might be good, but if you focus on the little bits of negativity, your whole like suffers. Focus on the positive things and your whole life shines.
- Before creating it in reality, you have to create the life you want in your mind.
- Even a little bit of negativity can discolour a whole lot of good feelings.