We’ve all been there. You sit down, the empty page is staring at you, and your mind draws a huge blank. Intimidation has reached an all-time high. You have all this space, the words need to fill the page, and you don’t know where to start. The disappointment, fear, and annoyance kicks in. You decide to doodle and do something else. Don’t feel intimated or disappointed that you didn’t put the pen to the page, it happens. You can start your writing practice today.
I want to encourage you to embrace this moment, and get to the root of what’s stopping you from putting the pen to the page.
Is it fear?
Is it a past narrative that is aligned with your writing?
Is it that you don’t know how or where to start?
When you ask yourself the question, be honest and start with your answer. Then, write for three minutes without picking up the pen. As ideas and answers enter your mind, write them down. The next thing you can do is use writing prompts. I have two free downloads of prompts that will help you start the writing process. Last, do something different and write about the experience. This is a great way to add some new things in your world and add to your personal story.
Writing doesn’t have to be hard or intimidating. Once you get started, it is not so bad. Here are three things you can do to get started writing.
- Pick the right environment.
- Repeat your affirmations.
- Write using prompts, ask yourself questions, or recap your new experience.
When you start your writing practice, commit to two times a week and add from there. Your goal is to write daily.
Leave me a note in the comments. Do you have difficulty writing with ease?
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Be Well. Write Well.