I’ve often said that writing every day is one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s an activity that I find immensely gratifying that I look forward to everyday.
But sometimes, especially the past few days, it hasn’t been as much fun. In fact, I felt anxious while writing.
My personal rule is that I don’t sleep until I write. There are some days when I struggle to choose what to write about. And because I don’t know what to write about, I can’t sleep. So then I become anxious. Anxious to find something to write about so I can finally go to bed.
When this has happened to me in the past, I noticed that the common thread is lack of solitude and an unhealthy content diet.
While I love socializing with others I also need my alone time. And if I don’t have my alone time I don’t have much time to think.
The quality of my thoughts are directly correlated to the quality of my content diet. The more content junk food I consume, such as doomscrolling Social Media or YouTube, the more creatively blocked I am and vice versa.
It’s time to embrace solitude. Read more. And write with a light touch again.