Last week Monday, I gave myself a task where I would complete different writing exercises, every day, for 7 days using writing prompts as inspiration. I wanted to do this because I was having difficulty motivating myself to get up and write; I figured that this would be the best way to start.
Doing this has taught me a lot about myself. First and foremost is that when I set myself a challenge and know the end goal, I find it easier to complete it. I know my limits when it comes to things so I knew that 7 days would be the best way to get off the starting block.
Another thing I noticed was that when I really relax and let the words flow I feel so much better for it in the end. Deep down I know that every time I pick up my pen to write, I’m already self-critical about what I’m doing, I’m already worrying about what the readers will think or how I come across. This is something that j still need to work on but with this exercise, I found that I was okay with letting go and just letting things flow.
Making mistakes is okay. Unpolished work is okay. Unedited work is okay. When I sat down to write and look through this is what come to mind. I just wanted to share the process. My blogging and writing is all about sharing my process and letting readers into my brain… literally. This week, with these prompts, I wrote the first things that came to mind. That was the whole point. And in doing this I regained the confidence to keep going.
Don’t get me wrong, there was a day during this week (I think it was a Saturday) where I didn’t put pen to paper at all. I was hit with the reality of the chaos that was going on around me and let it settle on me that day so writing was the last thing on my mind. So, even within these tasks I set myself I still had my bad days but I knew I had to continue. It is still okay to have bad days we are only human and life happens. But because I set my self this goal, the next day I picked myself up and got back to it, ending with one of the most personal insights to my journey so far.
This overall has taught me that I am indeed self-aware, I do know what needs to be done, but sometimes I forget and that’s okay. I know I have potential and my writing style is my own so I just have to keep pushing myself and keep going.
I’ve decided I’m going to keep setting myself these kinds of challenges and tasks just to see how far it can go and also because I really had fun playing around with the different prompts.
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Peace & Love ✌❤