How to Increase Your Writing Energy and Stamina

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Try This Exercise For a Quick Burst of Energy

You're probably sitting down right now. To give yourself a quick burst of energy, simply go to a standing position and then sit down again. Do this three times in a row. I want your attention as you read this article.

“When I'm writing, I know I'm doing the thing I was born to do. - Anne Sexton
“When I'm writing, I know I'm doing the thing I was born to do. - Anne Sexton | Source

The Flow of Energy Gives Life to Your Writing

Writing requires plenty of emotional and physical energy. To meet your challenges as a writer it's helpful to know How to Increase Your Writing Energy and Stamina.

As writers we are continuously creating. Your imagination feeds that creativity and the effort that is put forth is fueled by energy. One important habit to practice is that of budgeting your energy throughout the day (and night) .

When I over-load myself as I am writing,( with too many goals and deadlines,) my energy suddenly "hits the wall" and I am forced to stop and take a break. I hate it when this happens, especially if I'm on a roll. It seems like once I stop, it isn't easy to re-establish my momentum.

I love those times when writing flows effortlessly, almost like someone else is doing the writing. It's times like this when vibrational energy is the highest.

Let's take a look at how to unlearn habits that drain our flow of energy and learn how to increase your writing and stamina.

Take time to stretch.  Walk away from your desk and do some stretches to get the blood flowing throughout your body and brain.
Take time to stretch. Walk away from your desk and do some stretches to get the blood flowing throughout your body and brain. | Source

Increase Your Writing Energy With These 9 Tips

So, what kinds of things can we do to maintain the energy we need for writing? The following suggestions really do work and make a huge difference:

  • Get up and move around. Sitting for extended periods of time tires the mind. Make it a habit to walk away from your desk every now and then ( at least once every hour.) If you suffer from back problems, make it every 20 minutes.
  • Do some stretches. Even light, gentle stretching is helpful. And if you're older or have a problem getting down on the floor you can stretch right in your chair. Circulation improves when stretching.
  • Take a 10 minute walk 2 or 3 times a day. This clears the mind and will give you more energy.
  • Do a load of laundry, vacuum or any other household chore. The idea is to get the blood circulating through your body.
  • Drink plenty of water. Energy depletion and increased fatigue can be a sign that you aren't drinking enough water. Dehydration will make you fatigued and irritable.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Take time to prepare some nutritional foods for snacks. Sliced juicy apples, sliced cucumber and celery sticks with a little peanut butter, a hand full of nuts or a cup of yogurt with fresh fruit will give you energy throughout your writing sessions.
  • Deep Breathing. You must consciously breath from the abdomen, expanding it out ( to inhale) and back in ( to exhale.) Inhale for 5 seconds and hold for 15 seconds, then release your air for 10 seconds. This can be done while sitting at your desk or lying down. Repeat this 8-10 times, 10 times a day to raise your energy level.
  • .Get a full 8 hours of sleep. I have recently found out how crucial this is to keeping healthy. Make whatever changes are necessary to get enough uninterrupted sleep.
  • For good mental energy choose the right thoughts and emotions. Make sure they are supportive for you.

I had to make some definite changes to increase my writing energy and stamina. I finally found my "hub energy." These are the changes I made.

A delicious crunchy sweet apple will give you enough energy to increase your writing stamina.
A delicious crunchy sweet apple will give you enough energy to increase your writing stamina. | Source

Hunting For Hub Energy

I decided to test the theory, " you are what you eat ." I made an appointment to see a nutritionist. After careful examination of my daily eating habits, it was suggested that I eat more protein and less carbs. Less carbs? Give me my money back. I will never give up my bread. And I will never give up my chocolate.

Well, I did. I reduced my carbs dramatically, dined on fish and legumes and controlled my chocolate intake. And my love for veggies is unlimited. Now, I'm a vegetarian with a huge smile.

I also began to increase my exercise routine (which is walking). And I also began walking more often and faster. Each time I began to feel sluggish while at the computer, I simply got up and took myself for a short brisk walk. It works like a charm.

I would like to mention that I now drink much more water than I used to. And mentalist acer, a brilliant writer here on hubpages, taught me that a nice ice cold glass of water helped him to reduce stress levels. So, H20 is so very important for those of us who write.

There are many factors that influence our levels of energy. Sometimes it's as simple as reading a positive and supportive comment left by a reader about something you have written.

Write about what you know and are passionate about.  This will give you energy and stamina.
Write about what you know and are passionate about. This will give you energy and stamina. | Source

Huba Huba Huba

Some of the best articles on the internet are those that are written for Hubpages. And another gold mine found only on Hupages are the comments found at the bottom of the page. Priceless!

Comments come in all varieties. You will find heartfelt and sympathetic comments which touch you to your very core. Then there are comments that are so hilarious you will find yourself laughing out loud. The educational comments are so good you will bookmark them one by one to be read and used at the appropriate time.

On rare occasion, a negative and even down-right hateful comment will show up. And the dignity with which the author responds is impressive indeed and adds that much more to the professionalism of writers for Hubpages.

When I need some quick energy, I visit a few hubs, always leave a comment and read other comments left by fellow hubbers. I am immediately energized. I seem to pick up on the feelings and emotions written by others.

Never discount the value of a positive comment and the transformation that can come from this positive energy. Fatigue, stress, negativity and even fear can be turned into vibrance, strength and love.

 comments are like gold
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Tips for leaving comments

  • When leaving a comment, avoid leaving a one word reply such as " Great!" Leave something of value for both the writer and the reader. What is it about the hub that rates a "Great?"
  • Let the reader know when you have voted up. Otherwise it is assumed that you didn't vote at all.
  • Did you learn something new?
  • Did you have a similar experience?
  • Do you want to voice a different perspective?
  • Be sure to quote the author directly if you need to clarify what specific sentences you’re responding to
  • Even if you simply want to compliment someone’s work, explain what you liked about it. Avoid vague comments like “Awesome! Thanks for sharing.”
  • Be specific.


Commenting becomes an art in and of itself at some point. Once that happens, its someting that brings as much satisfaction as posting a hub.

Hub Energy Comments

Each one of you have left comments on my hubs that I value and treasure. Your comments have helped me grow as a writer, lift my spirits when I'm down, make me laugh, and remind me that I am loved. I would like to list every comment. Obviously that can't be, so I have selected only a few to share with you. When energy levels are low and you need a quick pick-me-up, comments like these provide all the energy you need.


With this comment, mythbuster confirmed to me that I could write. "One of the most inspirational and positive stories I've ever read, vocalcoach. Thanks so much for sharing this."

A response from Hyphenbird.on my hub about music "This is not a Hub. It is a tutorial on music and is wonderful. The videos are great and even a music challenged person like me can understand and love it. I have always wish I had the gift of music, I love it so much."

As writers we never know when or under what circumstances our words can be life-changing. What a responsibility we have. What rewards we are blessed with.

 Write to inspire others
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Final Thoughts - Find Energy Through Inspiration

First we learn. Next we grow. Then we share. How astounding this is. I find so much inspiration within the range of articles written here on Hubpages. Inspiration equals energy. It motivates us. It empowers us. What would your answer be if you asked yourself the question, " Am I the kind of person who motivates and inspires others?"

When we experience fulfillment as a writer, we are satisfying one of the most important human needs. We must always move forward. It is impossible to just sit still. We either move forward or we move backward.

Find whatever it is that energizes you. We are all teachers. And teaching is the loftiest of all callings. Whenever you write, you are leaving your footsteps for others to follow. Be sure these footsteps lead to greatness.

© 2011 Audrey Hunt

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Cousin Fudd 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

Great hub with helpful insights and advice.


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

Hey Vocalcoach, I really enjoyed this hub more than I can adequately express. I have been going through a few bumps recently and I really needed someone to just give me a little push of encouragement. I found your article and decided to read it and it is just what I needed for that extra little push. I like your comment about visiting other writers hubs and I often do just that. I often wonder if the writers on hubpages know how they can truly help each other....I know that some do. I thank you so much for this hub....it is the inspiration I needed to get myself up and push through. Thank you.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

I really related to everything you said in this hub. One of the great joys of writing on Hub Pages is the opportunity to get feedback from readers, the vast majority of which is respectful and supportive. What a blessing to know people have read a hub and care enough to leave a thoughtful comment, share their own experiences and perhaps let you know that what you've written has inspired or touched their hearts. It raises the energy level for both reader and writer when such exchanges occur.

I also love the "commenting tips" that you enumerated which can help all of us improve the quality of the comments that we leave.

The other thing I liked was the photo titled, "Comments Are Like Gold" which was so cute it made me smile.

Voted this hub up across the board.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Happyboomernurse - I just can't thank you enough for your comments. Perfect example for all of us to follow. You have always been specific and supportive.

I agree that it is a blessing to know that others have read your hub and left remarks as well. I remember some of the comments left to you about your fantastic hubs. They are positive, sincere and filled with gratitude.

I appreciate your words of encouragement. Thank you very much for voting UP and across the board. :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dee - It's so good to see you...you have been missed! I'm sorry to hear that you have been going through some tough times and sure hope things are better for you. So glad you are back on hubpages again. Let me know if you need a shoulder because mine is available.

I am thrilled that you found what you needed right now from my hub. You are valued, respected and loved by all of your friends here. I can't wait to read your next hub.

You are in my thoughts and in my prayers, Dee. Hugs


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

cousin fudd - Gee, I'm glad to see you here. Really appreciate the follow. I just now finished reading one of your hubs. Looking forward to reading more of them.

Thanks so much, cousin!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Audrey-I'm not sure if this is your official 'end of the hubchallenge' hub or a Hub that is part of your 30, but it is enjoyable. I love the integrity of your writing. I love the sharing of your story; find the tips for comments very helpful; and I'm touched by your accolades to teachers.

Congratulations on your offer to publish your poetry. I'm so excited for you. I wish you well in your 'project energy' , LOL Delightful Hub-rated it up and across.


diogenes 5 years ago

You are the living embodiment of "If you want something done, ask a busy man/woman, because a man/woman of leisure has no time." With all you do; apparently one of the few making a living from online writing, you still find time to comment on our articles...more power to you, WOL Bobx


diogenes 5 years ago

Sorry, Vocal coach, got you mixed up with WOL (writer on line)


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Some terrific and very useful advice in this piece. I find that if I establish a routine and stick to it no matter what, my writing is easier and more enjoyable. I believe that you have to plow through those days when it just seems too hard to write. Write anything, but write. It works for me. Up, useful , interesting and awesome.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This Hub is a true testament to my belief that many wonderful people still populate the world. Even ones we will never meet encourage, inspire comfort and teach us. You are such a one and it is lovely to know you. I appreciate the worlds of advice for energy also. The last week or so has been challenging for me in that regard. I shall use these tips and thank you for them.

ps-voted UP.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I can identify with the fatigue factor. Some of it is age, I fear.In a sense a writer is always writing or preparing to write.Somewhere in time, I acquired the habit (as others have)of examining writing styles and techniques, as well as information when I read stories and articles. Sometimes it spoils the plot because one usually knows how it will turn out. Ideas pop into our heads from something we read or saw years ago.Therefore, we never really get away from working.

I agree with you about walking which is about the only exercise I do anymore.

Rated up and all other buttons. Please don't unleash the dog.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Audrey, I see too much of myself in you.

“Less carbs? Give me my money back. I will never give up my bread. And I will never give up my chocolate.” Hahaha, this could have been my own words.

This is really a superb hub. You explain the value of comments beautiful by using the special and unique vocalcoach-method, and those comments you present as examples are absolutely aWeSoMe.

Of course I’ve voted this hub up and upper in all possible ways. Oh, and I must add, you have changed from the shy, reserved hubber I’ve met a year ago into a brilliant, sparkling, self-assured writer. My hat off for you, lady. You are a star.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You sprinkle kindness and inspiration everywhere you go. Your Hubs are filled will humor and beauty. Your energy seems to be always in top condition. Without the comment sections, few of us would remain here. Your presence is our treasure. There is a reason you have over 750 followers.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Hubpage comments are unique to other blogs as a reward to the blood,sweat and tears of effort into publishing a hub and there's no one more deserving of this reward than you vocalcoach....now exuse me while I go to my luthier to get work done on my luth sweeth tuth :-))


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Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

I was nodding in agreement as I read this hub, laughed at your reaction to the nutritionist, continued nodding, and then I froze. That's me! In your hub! Woohooo! Oh I can't say how much I enjoy reading your hubs. We leave so much of ourselves in our writing, and I am always looking out for your hubs. There is so much of you in your hubs, and I am really drawn to them. You have such a beautiful soul - I think even if you wrote something really silly or mundane like 'how to iron jeans, what I like to eat for breakfast', people would still read it and go away feeling joyful. =) You are sooo special, here is a hug! =)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Denise - Yes, this is the final hub for the challenge. I at least wrote 20 this time. And next time I will complete the challenge :)

Thank you for your thoughts on this hub. Reading all the comments on the hubs I visit are among my favorite things to do. Let's face it - hubpages is the best! And so are your hubs, Denise.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great topic for a hub! As I am basically self employed now, all of my energy has to come from within. Needless to say, some days that is much easier than others. Drinking water and taking walks are both great ways to reduce stress and get your energy back up. Thanks as always for your inspiration!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

This hub is filled with your joy and energy and it is a perfect example of a hub that gives energy to me as a reader! I think you will be all right eating carbs since you walk regularly. I believe that we need both proteins and carbs to feel all right but maybe we should change the balance a little, at least I know I should:)

I also like to read the comments in a hub. Without interaction with others it wouldn't be the same at all and you are an inspiration to me! Voted up, of course

Tina


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

diogenes - Not sure what you mean. Are saying your comments were not met for me, but someone else? Well, either way, they are wonderful comments. :)


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Audrey, I really needed this info. Sometimes i have difficulty commenting on hubs. I hate to say the same old thing every time. Thank you for listing tips.....


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Audrey, first I want to congratulate you on writing 20 hubs for your challenge. Sometimes in life, if we don't set ourselves a goal then we just don't bother trying. The fact that you managed to write 20 along with everything else going on in your life is really great, and I have enjoyed reading them all. I say "reach for the stars and you might just meet the sky!". I agree that it's difficult to find the energy sometimes, but like you, I also feed off the emotions of others to keep on hubbing. It's so rewarding :-)


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Vicki99 5 years ago from Meridian Idaho

I found this information quite useful as I want to comment, but am unsure what to actually say. I shall be leaving my thoughts more often on the hubs I read and vote on. Voted UP.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Breakfastpop - I like your suggestion to write even when you don't feel like writing. And I agree with you about setting a certain amount of time aside just to write.

I certainly works for you. Your hubs are magnificent and always thought-provoking, which I like. Thanks, my friend!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Audrey, congratulations on writing 20 hubs, what a wonderful achivement, you've written on such a wide variety of topics and each one has been enjoyable to read, you are an inspiration.

I agree the comments are so rewarding, I struggle to find the right words sometimes and they seem inadequate, I'd like to say more now but seem to have run out of words!

My very best wishes to you, take care.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Dear Audrey,

I saw my luthier last week to fix a looth tooth.

You know what? She had read this hub and that is the truth.

She said she enjoyed every word from the front to the end,

And for citing her profession, you are now her best friend.

Thanks for the 'comment plug,' this really IS a great, awesome hub with realistic, genuine, helpful information.

Voted the opposite of down!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

So well written and so very Informative, with good ideas that we all can all Follow Vocalcoach. Your words ring so true on the moods of Writing and what we go through finding it Easy and Not so Easy... I aways wonder will I think of something that will be Fun or Enjoyable to read...and then, it comes to me and away I type on my "Mac" greatful for what is going through my mind. Audrey, a Big Congratulations on 20 Hubs achievement! I am Voting Interesting and Useful


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

vicki99 - Great! This is just what I wanted to hear. Simply write your sincere feelings or even supportive suggestions. So glad to see you! Take care.

Always exploring - Here is a suggestion that might help with leaving a comment. As soon as you finish reading the hub, ask yourself " what did I take-away from this article "? Just like you did on this hub. Perfect comment. Truthful, sincere and benficial to the writer.

I have come across some hubs that I want to recognize with a good comment, but its really difficult. If I didn't really benefit from the hub, I mention that others might. Then, if I read a hub and just don't understand what the point is, I just ask. " Are you saying that...?

Commenting becomes an art in and of itself at some point. Once that happens, its something that brings as much satisfaction as posting a hub. Thanks, Ruby, you dear!


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allpurposeguru 5 years ago from North Carolina

Get up and take a walk instead of a nap? Drink lots of water? I might have heard those suggestions before, but today--right after returning from the gym--I started on a boring but necessary chore and found myself nodding off even after drinking a 5-hour Energy. The afternoon's work was more interesting, but I still crashed for 45 minutes.

So whether or not I've heard those suggestions before, this time I'll write them down. I'll probably lose the note before long, but just writing stuff down helps me remember it.

Thanks for another Useful hub.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hyphenbird - First, I must tell you how much I like your new avatar. So beautiful! Now, I must thank you for the wisdom I glean from all your hubs and your comments. You are such a treasure!

As writers, I believe we face our share of challenges. Lack of inspiration and energy are two of them. And sometimes, (speaking for myself), I just have to stop writing and take care of other things that I have neglected.

But guess what? I was so inspired after reading your last hub (forget the name of it), I spent all day and most of this evening donating half of my garage and its contents to a charity. Yes...I am simplifying! And the rest of the week, I will tackle room by room until I have everything organized and clear.

And its all because of you and I can't thank you enough.

The writers here on Hupages are just the best! Hugs


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

B. Malin - Oh, thank you for recognizing my 20 hubs. I wanted so much to complete all 30. But as Cloverleaf has said, I now have 20 more than I did before. :)

Writers are a very special kind of breed. I have found qualities from our Hubpage family that seem to exist only here. And I am so happy that you are one of that special kind. Thank you, my friend for the vote up!


quildon 5 years ago

This is such a wonderful hub for writers. Not only is it encouraging, but it also helps us realize how important our comments are to other writers and vice versa. Voted up and useful.


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rwelton 5 years ago from Sacramento CA

vocalcoach- a good hub in many ways that all of us that have thoughts burning and yearning to 'get out' can relate to. I appreciate the 'lesson' on quality comments we all use as fuel for the fire. thnx

rlw


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rwelton 5 years ago from Sacramento CA

vocalcoach- a good hub in many ways that all of us that have thoughts burning and yearning to 'get out' can relate to. I appreciate the 'lesson' on quality comments we all use as fuel for the fire. thnx

rlw


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

rwelton - So nice to see you here! I like your reference - "fuel for the fire". Thanks so much. I see by your avatar that you play guitar. Now, I'm dying to go read your profile along with a hub or two. :)


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

OMG, do you sleep with all these enourmous amount of writing. You are a marvel.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

dahoglund - I just love this comment from you - " In a sense a writer is always writing or preparing to write."

I have recently come to understand how true this is. I seem to observe "everything" as a possible hub. :) Oh, and I promise not to unleash my dog - as long as you continue to comment on my hubs. :)

hello, hanna - Hahahaha!!! You are so funny! And, yes, I do believe I sleep-hub every single night...as well as most of the day in between my "real" life. Thanks, my friend!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

mentalist - You dear man! And your sweet, sweet tooth :)

I have one of those too. And speaking of comments...I don't know of any other hubber that can bring in great comments like you do.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Martie - Awe...Gee, thank you my marvelous friend! I am sooooooooo glad that you have seen a change in both me and my writing...for the better. So much has happened in my life to bring about the progress I have made...not to mention Hubpages and the encouragement and support given to me the last 16 months.

And you, wonderful you, Martie were among the very first to hold out your hand of friendship and guide me along.

You and I have so much in common, we could easily be related. Take care, Martie, and a huge thank you!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

mckbirdbks - They just don't make them any better than you! And ditto for your hubs. So far, I have bookmarked every one! Thank you for saying such very nice things about me. I feel so good. My heart is dancing right now.

Your comments are as good and delicious as chocolate...and that is darned good. Thank you my very kind friend!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

quildon - I'm so pleased to find your comment. Thank you for taking the time to read my hub as well as your remarks. Sometimes, we just don't think about the value of sharing our thoughts with others.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

allpurposeguru - Your wonderful comments gave me a chuckle. Probably because I have experienced similar situations. And I, too have to write out what I want to remember - and then try to remember where I wrote it :)

Thanks so much!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks for the great Hub, and also the link, Coach!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

You are so welcome, Will. Great minds? I adored your hub on Commenting. Especially the part about looking after the newbies by commenting and encouraging them. Fabulous!


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Morning Audrey.

Your hub had me tranfixed through till the end. It's nice when you get comments that come from the heart and as we have so many awesome writers here on HP their comments give you energy.

Your tips you give us are really out there before our very eyes, but we can't see them. You don't sit with a bottle of whiskey next to your laptop but you won't get drunk from having a bottle of water sitting there. Going for a good brisk walk each day helps not only with your energy but think of those extra kilo's you have that you can burn off. You don't need to stop eating bread just change it around. Instead of white bread get into brown bread with the different nut and corn mix. Infact brown bread is better for your digestive system.

Lovely read.

Take care and have a nice relaxing day.

LOL Ghaelach


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I agree with you about "Writing requires plenty of emotional and physical energy". It's true, my friend. We must work hard to make a beautiful writing. My personal experience, I need two days and even more doing some researches. My energy is back after reading your motivational hub. Success for you. Vote up!

Prasetio


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

pras, dear friend - Your hubs always inspire me to become a better writer. You have such a gift for writing and finding unusal topics for the reader. Yes, I agree it is hard work and very time consuming. But yet, writing fulfills a need within us. Thank you for liking my hub and I wish you much joy as you continue your writing. vocalcoach


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Movie Master - I was just thinking about you and how blessed I am to have found you here on hubpages. I love you, your amazing daughter (cloverleaf) and your great hubs.

Thank you for acknowledging the 20 hubs I wrote. Wish I could have written 10 more and completed the challenge.

Your comments are so dear to me. Thank you for your un-dying support. vc


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

charlotte - May I adopt you? Your welcomed comments put such a big smile on my face. You are like my little puppy dog, following me around, wagging your tail with your comments and licking my face with little love reminders. And thank you for the hugs because I sure need hugs. Stay close my friend and blessings to you!


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Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

I just logged on, and your comment popped up. Haha Yes! I will gladly be adopted. =) And I can't think of any dog that wouldn't love you!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

What an inspiring hub. Thank you. l had no idea that if l don´t mention ´voted up´the author doesn´t know.????

l agree wih all you´ve said about hubpages. Recently l´d mentioned that there is nothing quite like having other writers as friends. Hubpags is a great place to be encouraged by other writers. (oh! voted UP ad beautiful.)


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

We don't build up a following without loyal and dedicated friends commenting back and forth on each others hubs. You have proven just that, your hub is instructive and uplifting for so many here at the Hubs including myself. I to struggle from time to time and lay down my quill to run off for a spell.

The biggest driving force behind my return is always my friends, for without them the Saddle could not scribe the way I do. You are all my inspiration, my drive, my encouragement to keep writing at the Hubs. Thank you for sharing your methods for keeping the interest and drive up for all of us, it works wonders. I am glad to have your friendship at the hubs as well as your support. You are most definitely an inspiration to me and I thank you dear lady.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

A great thrilling, awesome and sensational piece!


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BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

Hubbing is very fulfilling but it can be a burden to gain the strength and motivation to keep on writing! This hub is inspiring in many ways. Thanks.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

BethanRose - I agree with you that hubbing can sometimes feel like a burden. I think its important to pace yourself. And take breaks often to give your body and mind a much needed break. When I read comments like yours, I always get such a lift. Thank you so much!

vocalcoach~


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

drbj - I could read your comments on every hub by every hubber and love every minute of it. I hope you're planning on going to heaven some day - gonna need someone like you to put in a good word for me and you're just the person that can do it. :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Tina - Your words are like music to my ears. You are so kind and I am blessed to count you among my dearest hub friends. Years and years ago, when I was a child, we had "pen-pals". It was so exciting to get a letter in the mail from someone you had never met. Hubpages, reminds of that once, exciting time. Thank you Tina for your supportive and caring nature. Take care.

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thankyou, dear randomcreative for your uplifting words and encouragement. You always find the best in the hubs your read and comment on which says a whole lot about you. How fortunate I am, to have made a connection with you here on Hubpages. Have a pleasant evening.

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Charlotte, my friend. Oh goody! You are now officially adopted . What does it matter that I am 100 yrs older than you? In heaven age doesn't matter at all. And I would love to spoil your dog with lots of attention, belly rubs, games, long walks and treats!!!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello, dear cloverleaf - How are you? I just have to thank you for recognizing my 20 hubs. After reading your comment, I realize what an accomplishment that was, even though I didn't make the hubchallenge. Your lovely words ""reach for the stars and you might just meet the sky!"... is so motivating. I love it! Thank you so much.

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Ghaelach - You dear man...you are a marvel at being a great hubber. Your comments are as interesting and well written as your hubs. You have a beautiful gift. I could not be happier than I am for finding you right here on Hubpage Heaven! I look forward to a long and productive hub-relationship. Thank you for the hand of friendship.

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Dim...I am still smiling at your ending remarks. Too cute! And yes, we have no way of knowing who voted or even if they did. I think most hubbers vote, but its always nice to get that confirmation :)

I appreciate you and all the consistent support you offer me. Thank you, my friend.

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Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

Yay! It is so nice to feel loved =) Haha nope you are not 100 years older than me, you're just 100 years wiser that's all!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

saddleridder1 - You ... are a scholar and a gentleman, sir. Those qualities are never more recognizable than in your hubs as well as your comments. You have added such an important point to this hub when you speak about building a following. I was recently asked by someone who joined Hubpages 2 weeks ago to please send others to his hubs. But he hasn't written any hubs! Thank you dear man, for your constant support and always kind and helpful comments.

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robyna 5 years ago from Michigan, USA

I think the sign of a good Hub is one that makes me think of something in a completely different way than I ever have. This absolutely fit the bill! I loved it!!

I went to the doctor recently and he told me exercise and water are the two best drugs on the market today. Looks like you already figured that out! :) Now, if they just gave you something called "self-discipline in a pill," that would really be something!!

I've rated this as useful only because it was as high as I could go. They need a button for like "off the charts awesome!" I'm following you now, too! Thanks for such a great read!!


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Hear Me 5 years ago from Somewhere in Florida

This is a must read for all new Hubbers. This is well written with wonderful suggestions. I am going to bookmark this one!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

This is an awesome hub and you my dear vocalcoach are an excellent teacher. I'm continually inspired by your writing. Although I don't comment all the time, unless I feel led to say something, I always walk away feeling enlightened and encouraged by your writing.

You are an amazing writer.

Thank you for sharing your "energy" here. You have given me an "energy boost" of inspiration.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks FaithDream - I am really glad to see you. I like to know when someone reads my articles and I only know that if a comment is left. And your comments give me that extra energy I need. You have inspired me with your words as well as your marvelous hubs.

You are one of my favorite people here on hubpages. Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me.

I wish you sparkles in your life. You are one in mine!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello robyna - I agree with your doctor. Lately I have been so busy I have slacked off of the water and exercise. Tomorrow, I will get right back at it. Love your comments and your visit.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hear Me - I feel so good after reading your wonderful comments. Thank you. And now, I am going to pay you a visit!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

Im SO glad I came across this article now. I've been running into exhaustion lately trying to write, comment on hubs, keep up with my three kids, volunteer, and work weekends...I NEED ENERGY :) Perhaps I need to re-evaluate my own diet and make sure Im getting what my body needs to burn the candle at both ends. And thank you for the comment tips!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Ardie - Do you know something so neat? Our names are almost the same. My name is Audrey, but I am call Audie. Kool! It sounds like you are doing way to much, you sweet thing! With 3 children to look after, part-time work and volunteer work...that doesn't leave much time for Ardie. A proper diet helps, along with a good nights sleep, but sounds like you have too much on your plate. Gee, I'm so glad to meet you and thanks!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

Too much on my plate? Yes, I agree!!! :) But I find the energy where I can. I wouldn't know what to stop doing because I love it all. I need to work on that good nights sleep...usually night is the only time I can browse hubs.

I love the name Audrey, I almost named my second born that! My real name is Sondra though :) I got Ardie from spelling my name backwards and shortening it.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Well, you and I both enjoy the same problem. :) I'm up to my eyeballs in work, activities, church, self-improvement and such. And like you, Ardie, I love it all.

Thanks for sharing the cute remarks about the name Audrey and how you came by the name Ardie.

So happy to have met you!!!


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Lord n Lady 4 years ago from Sherwood Forest

What a great hub. The energy that others provide through positive comments... hadn't thought of that, but boy it is true.

While I try to be considerate in comments, thanks to this hub, I'm even more aware of how my words can impact a person positively or negatively, but will be even more conscientious in the future thanks to this hub.

Fantastic article!


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Brian Burton 4 years ago

Completely agree with the above comment. This is truly a great hub and has raised my awareness as well on the impact of my words on others. Really nice job!


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Kiela Starcatcher 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Informational AND amusing! (^_^) I love your little links to other hubs - I started following chain after chain... then stopped like a little kid who wandered too far from home and thought, "wait a second. Where was I again? What was I doing? ...OH YEAH!"

Thank you very much for the protocol on leaving comments. As a BRAND new hubber, I very much appreciate the lesson on tactics and expectations.

Well written, fun to read... I even like the pictures you chose! Apparently everyone else feels the same, since I wore out my scroll wheel trying to get to the bottom of the comments! (~_^)

Rated up!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Great hub Audrey! I must say, that even on my low energy days, I always feel more energized when I am teaching than not---It carries me through my day--


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

lord n lady - Many a time, it has been the comment of a fellow hubber that has given me just the right "boost" that I need. And not just for writing, but for a "down period" in my life that may be going on. I am so grateful for comments. Thank you for yours!


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

VC,

I soooo needed this!

Since I switched to night shift, I've spent most of my "wake time" feeling like 10 miles of bad road! And, fatigue is at the heart of it!

I've been writing less, simply because I've had trouble focusing long enough to put a whole paragraph together!

This has some wonderful information on how to combat the problem, and a couple of them I'd been implementing already.

However, since reading this, I now have more weapons for my aresenal!

Thank you much for the excellent information!

femme


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Brian - I apologize for the delay in replying to your very welcomed comments. I'm also very glad to meet you and will be reading your hubs. Thanks for dropping by.

My best to you!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Audrey ~ I can certainly relate to the energy that comes from teaching. Isn't it great? After I lost my son, I HAD to continue teaching. It was the only positive distraction I had from my deep pain and grief.

Thank you my dear friend!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear femme - How I love your comments. I'm as happy as a duck in water that you stopped by to chat with me. I'll be over to see you soon and know that I'm in for a real treat! Thanks.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Audrey, I think this hub is still as relevant now as it was almost a year ago. Great tips on how to comment. Loved the humor you've written into this. VUMS!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

It is obvious by the amount of comments here that I'm not the only one who enjoyed this hub! You are so right when you say "always move forward" which is just what you do!

Not only do you move forward but you help push us along as well. This was a really great read from inspiration for exercise to inspiration about comments.

Voted up, useful and interesting.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love how you ended this with: Whenever you write, you are leaving your footsteps for others to follow. Be sure these footsteps lead to greatness.

So true. We never know who we will touch with our words. I'm sure your words in this hub have touched and encouraged a lot of people. You are right about the commenting; it can make our day!

I always feel I don't have time to exercise. I need to remember what you do. Just go out for a quick walk around the block. The dog would love it. And I need to remember to drink more water. I've heard that does give energy.

I love this hub. I gave you every vote my fingers could find!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

tillsontitan - You are one of my favorite people and when your hubname shows up I light up like the stars in the sky. Your kind comments are so very gratifying and play over and over, again and again in my mind. Thank you for reading this, your comments and most of all...for being who you are!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

TToombsO8 - Do you know that I, myself, even come back here to give myself a boost now and then. :-) I'm really happy to see you and to know that you have found some inspiration here. We all need plenty of that eh" Thanks so much!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Victoria - Your comments and beautiful words have given me the extra "hub energy" I so much need today. Prolonged sitting not only ruins the back, it can actually shorten our lives. We were built to move. I sometimes get so "lost" in trying to keep up with hubpages I forget to do more exercises. So now I set a timer for every 10 minutes.

Thank you for taking your valuable time to read my hub, comment and to inspire me as well. And thank you for all the great votes. And now I'm off to drink a big glass of ice cold cucumber water and a 15 minute walk around the block. :)


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

First of all - I'm surprised Gisele doesn't PAY someone to yawn for her..(sorry..lol)

Now that i've got that off my chest, Audrey - YOU are nothing short of brilliant! I am energized just reading your words. They are positive and invigorating in and of themselves - the passion and intelligence behind them makes this a piece of writing that had me sitting up and paying attention! Thank you - i am in re-write/edit mode right now, and i can't say i'm loving it, but - i'm heading there DIRECTLY!

btw - there is protein in red meat as well. Cut back does not mean cut OUT! Balance baby, balance! I drink a soy protein milkshake or smoothie - or just mix it with ice cold water - every other day. I also eat a ton of tuna and chicken. BUT - i will NOT give up chocolate...OR steak/baked...LOL..

sharing/caring


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ImKarn23 - Aren't you something! Your comments are nothing short of spectacular. I so love it:) And I am on the floor with your Gisele line. Anyone on HP who is awarded with comments by ImKarn is one lucky buck! I, too eat a ton of tuna and as for chocolate - touch mine and you die :)

Stay cool, brimming over with happiness and always in good health ~ Audrey


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Glenn Stok 22 months ago from Long Island, NY

Just what I need at this time Audrey. I have two hubs I was wanting to finish for the longest time and I always let other stuff get in the way. Or maybe I'm just low on "writer's energy" and your tips will help.

I'm going to make a plan for tomorrow to go through a few of your nine tips and get into it with a plan to complete one of those hubs.

Before I start I'm going to get up and walk around, do some stretches, drink some water, breathe deep, and get into the writing. Your other tips are important too, but these I can do right before I start a writing session. I'm motivated now!


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Glenn Stok

I'm as happy as a hog to know that my hub has been helpful to you. (Why are hogs happy?) :)

I just finished reading your fantastic hub on giving advice. I loved it!

Isn't it wonderful that we can help and motivate each other here on HP? I can't tell you how much I learn and grow from reading hubs. It's downright exciting!

Happy thoughts to you Glenn,

Audrey

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