It'd be great to write every single day, but we all know keeping it up can be a problem.
To help you get started, here are three simple steps you can use to not only write every day, but to enjoy every minute of it, too.
1) Be passionate.
Do you have passion beyond passion for the message you're writing about today? Is it the most important thing for you to share with the world right at this moment? Because if not, it'll just end up in the parchment graveyard like the rest of 'em.
Being passionate for your writing doesn't mean you have to be jumping out your chair with excitement after every word - but you need to have conviction and belief that what you're saying is important, valuable and useful - even if you're the only one to ever experience those qualities from it.
2) Be present.
Mindfulness means being present in the moment. It's about making sure the thoughts of the past or future do not distract you from the "now".
Every time you write something half-heartedly because you're thinking about one hundred other things, you're not being mindful and you're doing your work a great disservice.
There are more distractions and pressures in our modern lives than ever before, and no signs of that slowing down any time soon...but your best art only comes from focus, so discipline yourself to unplug once in a while.
3) Be courageous.
Being courageous is the only true measure of whether you're truly showing up for your life. So think about it: what have you done differently lately? Have you taken any risks in your personal or creative life?
Whether you're jumping into the unknown, or being vulnerable with your work for the first time, it feels so different to playing it safe. Try something courageous today, and it'll bring new life to your writing.
Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post: