Mind, Body, and Surroundings…

black and white meOver the last week I have been thinking a lot about how our mind, body and surroundings effect how we work. For instance I cannot concentrate if I am in a bad mood, I ache, and the office is a tip… To even begin to try and write would be a futile and stressful experience. On the other hand though, if I am feeling positive, pain free, and everything around me is where I need it to be; I could lose an entire week to a project and not notice! So it begs the question… WHY?

I can’t speak for anyone else but I know the majority of the time my mind is running at a hundred miles an hour, just so it can keep up with story ideas, marketing ideas, deadlines, jobs, appointments and other important dates. I have, on several occasions been accused of not being able to ‘switch off’. If you too are like this I have one suggestion for you; music. It is such a calming influence on me; I don’t even need to pay attention to it. It is just there giving your sub-conscious mind something to focus on while you tap away on the computer.

Another thing I have found, very recently and most likely the cause for my train of thought is a type of Therapy called ‘EMMETT Therapy’, if you have any major aliments or pains from being sat at a desk for far too long then track down an EMMETT Therapist. It is non invasive and so relaxing, beyond that INSTANT Relief! It is a long term thing but if you are anything like me will feel the benefits right off the bat. I personally go to a place called Station Therapy in Hinckley which has an entire range of treatments from the EMMETT Therapy to Massage and Hypnotherapy if you are local I would suggest checking them out.
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I could never understand the connection between my state of mind and surroundings. I always find they reflect one another, the better I feel the less chaos I live in. The less chaos I live in, the better I feel. Tapping into this I would suggest have your work space as you need it, not as others would deem it tidy. If your mind works better surrounded by loose paper then that is how your office should be! I have a working system which will look odd to others.

I personally believe in order for anyone to work efficiently they need their mind, body and surroundings in balance with one another. For those employing others that is making sure that their work force are happy, healthy and in good surroundings that work for them. For those who work for themselves the same applies but it is down to you to taylor it to your own needs. Take breaks, enjoy a social life, don’t ignore that nagging pain and make your work space work for you!

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First Week Indie….

Well this week has been a hell of a week; since going indie I have been working solidly on marketing as well as setting up my business bank account, revamping my website www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth

In fact since my last blog my total weekly to do list has grown to an overwhelming length. Some of which will have to be taken over to next week but the majority is internet marketing, updating spread sheets, sending out promotional material to different people on request, researching marking, setting up with Amazon, and still finding time to write…. I have to admit though; I love every second of it! I get to design my own adverts so I can tap into that side of my creative nature, I am using my honed admin skills to keep records, and it gets me out the house more. Into Hinckley, Leicester, or even just down the street to the post office I am out and about rather than sat staring at the computer or telly.

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I have found drive I didn’t know I had! Don’t get me wrong it is hard work all day from 9am to 6pm but it is worth it. I am building towards something great and I have so many plans for the release my head might explode… None of this could be possible though without my incredible husband and my wonderful mum, they are my rocks. This morning for example, I really wanted a lie in would have done as well if Sid hadn’t of refused to turn the alarm off forcing me to do it. (And get out of bed in the process) he knew I was tired but would feel awful if I slept in. As for my mum, well she sends me messages speaking in affirmatives “When your world famous, you’re certainly putting the work in.” Who could go wanting with support like that?

This week has been a little bit more trying though; I wasn’t feeling all too hot on Monday my six year old trusty printer gave up on me to which I replaced (£89 lighter), managed to get the new one up and running only to realise the dog had escaped, half an hour of searching and panicking later he came home. Needless to say we weren’t impressed. By the time four came and went I was ill and curled up in bed. I still have no idea how I managed to get work done, I did through some miracle I got some writing done and designed a flyer add. Not bad for a day when nothing was working.

Then on Tuesday I woke up to find my Gmail account had a virus which was trying to infect my phone and Nexus. Half tempted to go back to bed I rang Google and they charged me £49 not dollars; pounds to fix it. An hour later it was being done and an hour after that it was all clean and deadly internet virus free (thankfully)… By midday everything was running smoothly again and I had flyered most of Hinckley and was heading home. Wednesday went like clockwork which was lovely but Thursday was the day I sorted my accounts with the banks…. I cannot begin to explain the trauma. Bank A was awful, Bank B was heaven… I am now banking with Bank B, big surprise.Add Flyer 02

I will be honest I am not used to being so very public; I am naturally borderline hermit. Happy to sit and type away a story but there is a part of me that needs them to be read, otherwise where is the point? I write to bring a little bit of solace to people, to those who find it in places where the imagination can create just about anything! So I have to break away from my hermit nature to tell those people my stories are here… It is taking some getting used to.

Well I think I have nattered enough for one day, the next blog will be posted next week on Wednesday. Until then my dears thank you for reading and as always if you are interested in any of my writings then please do let me know.

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Email; l.mullerworth@gmail.com
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Welcome to the weird and wacky.

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Louisa Mullerworth – Author

Hello and welcome,

My name is Louisa Mullerworth; I am an author currently working on a Science Fiction novel. This is my second book the first being a fantasy written for and originally by a young woman who died before she could finish it.

‘Mistol A New Beginning’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mistol-New-Beginning-Louisa-Mullerworth/dp/1456796232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368106136&sr=8-1&keywords=mistol+a+new+beginning

Writing full time can be an anti-social job, not to mention it can cause you to loose a few marbles along the way. (Don’t get me wrong this doesn’t always happen and sometimes writers stay perfectly sane), in my case however I get gripped in my work and tend to loose myself in it. This isn’t a bad thing; more fun than anything else. 😉

So this Blog will be a mix of; random thoughts, recommendations for unwinding, the odd riddle, and the occassional column, not to mention snip bits from both the published book (Mistol) and updates and teasers for my work in progress ‘Dying To Help; The Beginning Of The End’.

So ta ta for now,

Louisa M Mullerworth.