Post by gitty on Jul 23, 2018 18:20:59 GMT
Everyone gets burnt out at some point -- whether it's falling into a writing rut or plotting stalemates, whether staffing feels like it's getting a bit too much or you're simply at a lost over where to go with your RP time. What are some of your tips and tricks at combatting that? Whether it's in real life or on an rp site, whether you're a mod or a member, how do you keep that spark going and what can other rpers do to help you feel energised, inspired and excited to post?___________________________For me, as someone who tends to hyperfocus on a site, sometimes keeping a balance of hobbies and things happening outside of it keeps me from just throwing all my energy into something and tiring myself out that way; in fact the busier I am, the easier it is for me to be motivated for RP? (Which can backfire in obvious ways sometimes, rifp).
Reading helps me and my motivation to write A LOT. Even if it's just an article, or fanfic, or reading about writing gets me in the mood to post and plot, mess around with styles etc. If I'm not in the mood to tackle something new then I stick with old favourites to help that spark get going again.
Watching, playing games and reading about the genre I'm writing in too is a massive help for me, I need that kind of visual/media sustenance to keep me In The Mood(tm).
I think I've learned over the years to take more breaks as well? As an admin I always feel obliged to be on my site as many hours of the day as I can, being constantly connected via discord and feeling an obligation to always be there has made me feel overwhelmed in the past. Now I check everything at the same intervals during the day, have a great staff team to help out when I'm at work and make sure I'm keeping a happy life-rp balance -- logging out of discord at night, answering q's and plotting when I'm sat down and can dedicate 100% of my attention to what's happening.
And being more forgiving of myself if I'm not keeping up with replies or plots being thrown around! Sometimes things just aren't working out that day, or even that week -- sometimes you can grind through it and sometimes it's perfectly okay to take a breather and look at it with fresh eyes.
(Also keeping an eye on posture, hydration, exercise -- might sound cheesey as heck but!! it works!!!)