I mentioned last week that even though I need to write that I tend to resist doing it. Often, my biggest excuse is that I am too tired. Sometimes, the little battles of life wear me down. More often than I care to admit, I am too pooped to do anything but watch TV at the end of a long, hard day.
Watching TV might be a comforting distraction but it doesn’t do anything to improve my life and it’s not going to provide me with the satisfaction that I get from being creative. Also, I know that if I do write that chances are, I will feel better.
Today, I asked myself, “how can I get into the flow?” This is what I came up with:
1. Remind myself that my intention is to write.
2. Pray for help to get into the flow of writing.
3. Sit down and write.
I tried this new ritual out today. Then I finished a chapter and started the next in a novel that I began writing many months ago. Today is Saturday. The real test will be mid-week but I would call that a good start!
What do you do to get in the flow?