Sometimes we find ourselves overthinking what we should write about. We want to write, but nothing seems to be coming to my mind. Now we’re getting a little frustrated, because we know we need to write and share something for our readers to hopefully benefit from. Eventually we either write nothing at all or we try to force out content. Both bad ideas.
So how can we overcome our writers block and be consistent with our writing?
BREATHE. RELAX. BREATHE SOME MORE. AND TRY RELAXING EVEN MORE
The idea that we can’t think of something to write about is a bit absurd. Why? Because we have up to 70,000 thoughts per day! If we can’t take one of those thoughts and elaborate on it there is something that we’re missing.
Chances are we are overthinking ourselves out of creating any type of content. There is a writer in all of us, but sadly many of us never allow our thoughts to leave our cluttered minds and enter a space where they can help, motivate or inspire someone else.
First, we need to learn how to relax before attempting anything. Writing is different for all of us. Fun for some, therapeutic for others. But if we can’t step back and breath we may lose out on the possible benefits of writing altogether. Writing should never be stressful. If we find ourselves feeling annoyed or out of balance we should take a step back, put down the pen or close the laptop before attempting to write.
Our best content will always come from a clear and focused mind.
BE REALISTIC: IT’S OK TO BE A PERFECTIONIST AS LONG AS IT ISN’T PREVENTING US FROM BEING AWESOME
I’m the biggest perfectionist I know. And I also know that I’m not alone. I’ve heard of other writers never getting a though on paper because they expect their first draft to be a masterpiece. They have ideas, but those ideas become clouded by thoughts of what if’s -like what if it’s not good enough.
With 70,000 thoughts per day we have no shortage of what to write about, but we overthink ourselves out of writing anything at all. Sounds ridiculous when we think about it, but we all do it. We blog because we enjoy writing, so that is what we need to focus our attention on doing.
The content that is most accepted by other people is content that is raw and from the heart.
As readers and writers we know when something sounds organic versus something that is forced. It’s important for us to remember that our writing will never be for everyone. It’s even more important that we accept and be OK with that.
HAVE FUN. SERIOUSLY LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TOO
Writing to the brain is like getting an oil change for our car. There are only so many thoughts the brain can filter through before the body begins to slow down. Document, create, share life events, whatever, we just need to write.
There is a community of people who can benefit from our writing, and we too, can benefit from them. We need to get out of our heads and take charge of our lives. Whatever we are feeling at any given moment, whether it be a child, pet, or a life changing event, writing about it will benefit everyone involved. The writer and the reader, so we cant’t hold back anymore.
We need to take control of our minds and write!
WHAT STORY ARE YOU NOT SHARING BECAUSE YOU MAY BE TALKING
YOURSELF OUT OF SHARING IT?
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