Writing Tips

Writing Tip: Spotlight (Louisa May Alcott)

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” – Louisa May Alcott

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Best know for the series “Little Women,” Louisa May Alcott was a women’s advocate, an abolitionist, a seamstress, a nurse, and an author. Suffice it to say, she was a busy woman.

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Interestingly, she was educated by her father who taught her the “sweetness of self-denial.” Though her life was filled with both joy and sorrow, in the above quote she advocates for living without regrets by both working and playing hard.

A reminder this week for us writers who often neglect our own bodies in our desire to reach our dream.

  • It is okay to take a break, to go out with friends, to stay home in a bubble bath, to watch TV.
  • It is important to care for your body and your health
  • It is just as important that you balance relaxation with work. In other words, you can’t relax/play all the time. There should be a healthy balance.

So this week I encourage you to work hard, write a lot, but also be sure to treat yourself to some self-love this week.

How do you plan on relaxing?

Happy Writing & Relaxing Everyone! 🙂

20 thoughts on “Writing Tip: Spotlight (Louisa May Alcott)”

  1. I’m treating myself to lots of sweets as I write the next chapter to my story. I’m eating curry for dinner, so I’m writing down my thoughts to make time go faster, because today is a homeworkless day.

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    1. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been in pain, but you’re right, it will get better! It might take awhile, I was in a slump a few years ago when I thought I would never recover but I did. It took time (way more than I would have liked) but it did pass. I pray that your pain will pass as well!

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    1. I agree, she had very little, worked to support everyone around her, and never let her circumstances stand in her way.
      Ahhhh reading, truly one of the best ways to unwind and escape into another world


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