I’ve been on a trip, away from my writing projects and away from other job-related commitments. It’s hard to come back.
I enjoy writing my blog. I also have another writing project that is new and important to me, but re-starting takes effort.
Coming back to most writing tasks requires more of us than just doing it.
1) It takes self-awareness.
I needed to give myself permission to feel whatever it was that was getting in my way.
2 I am free to choose.
I had quite a bit of work piled up from all corners of my work life, and some of it was stressful—the kind of piddly stuff that clutters my brain and annoys me. But in my absence, the piddly stuff had grown to a nose-high level. I could groan and moan and continue to push through that work, becoming increasingly cranky, or I could give myself permission to choose.
3) Take a moment.
I needed to give myself a moment to settle in and regroup. I needed to sit quietly.
4) Write whatever comes into your mind.
Usually ideas come to me as I write, and I need to write in order to remember this. I am often surprised as I start to write that ideas actually start coming to me, just as they usually do. I tell my clients to trust themselves. Likewise, I need to trust myself. And take a moment. And remember that I am free to choose.