Peaceful, Easy Sunday Writing Session — Daily Quote

I wake up fairly early every day, by 8, for sure. Sunday is a lighter writing day than the weekdays, but I still wake up and

After a weeks’ worth of waking early and working late into the evening, sleeping in is a justified reward. The trick is finding the sweet spot. Wake too soon, and it’s different to distinguish Sunday from my typical workday. I drag myself from my bed, tired, drained, and uninspired. Sleep too long, and the slow, tranquil parts slip away. I chase after my longed-for relaxing pace and end up feeling cheated, rushed, and resentful.

Preparation is the key. I purposely turn off my alarms, set my phone to silent, and adjust the thermostat to cool. My optimal bedroom temperature is between 65 and 68F. It makes snuggling into a warm cocoon with my favorite fluffy downy comforter and pillows is a rare indulgence. Waking without an alarm to the aroma of a freshly brewed coffee is a decadent treat. One quick push of the start button is all it takes when I also prepare the pot the night before.

The next part happens naturally, with no prodding or forethought. My desk and my story beckons. There is nothing better than a steaming cup of Joe, a quiet Sunday morning, and the soft tap of keys as the scenes in my head appears on the screen.

Do you write on Sunday, or do you unwind?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer