What should you do when your mind feels blank or bound up and clogged by thoughts? Write. Write and don’t worry about what you’re writing. No need to judge what comes out, worry about grammar or spellcheck as you’re doing it.
Turn off all filters and censors. Simply put down onto paper whatever it is that pops up in your mind. Your mind is always on no matter what. The times when I feel empty and stifled creatively is usually when I have the most on my mind. It’s lines and lines of code bouncing around in my head, sucking the life out of my ability to create.
With each word you write, a little more space and order is created inside your head. Things that were frustrating and tying up your thoughts start to resolve themselves or fade away. It’s spring cleaning for your psyche. The more you purge the better you feel.
Getting ideas out of my head and into words causes mental and physical stress to die off. The knots in my neck and back relax to a much more tolerable state. It’s amazing what writing can do.
The harder it is to write, the more clutter you have in your head. There is so much amazing content floating inside of you that you should never run out of material.
Before you know it, you may have written 500-1000 words without being aware of what you wrote. It may not be your best material, or even good, but that’s not the point of the exercise. It’s about freeing your thoughts and creating peace inside of you.
When I’m feeling the most stressed is when I have the the most difficulty writing. My inner judge is telling me I have to create something amazing and worthy of sharing. That pressure is usually too much for me, so I avoid writing all together. That become a vicious cycle. Every day I skip writing something, the more mind is cluttered and the my creativity is diminished.
When I’m able to write, free from censorship, the deeper the peace I feel in my life. Writing allows me to strip away layers and bleed out toxic thoughts and feelings. Put your thoughts on paper and read what you wrote. It may not be a publishable work, but it may be exactly what you need to spark creativity and quiet your mind.
Some days I can sit down and the words and emotions flow like Natty Light at a frat keg party. I can express exactly what I am feeling and thinking. I’m in a state of flow. Its a an amazing rush. I feel like Arnold in Pumping Iron. “Im cuming all day and night”
Then there are days like today. I feel like I’m beating my coked up dick with sandpaper. No matter how hard I try I’m going to end up with half a chubby that’s really chaffed and sore. I have a lot inside of me that I want to say, but the words just seem to escape me.
I have a vision in my mind of how my writing should look. Being hopeful my words can help others . Putting my stories and thoughts out for those who can related and are struggling to find their way. My goal is to create pieces of art that cause others to become interested in their own lives. To help them start experimenting with what works and what doesn’t. I strive to build a successful life to show others that if someone like me can do it anyone can. “Each one teach one.” Everyone has some gift they can and should share with the world.
Creativity has been a struggle throughout most of my life. Always wanting someone to give me direction on what to do with my life. Having a them lay out a solid game plan and show me the end goal. The majority of my hesitation stems form fear of trying something new and looking like a fool to others. I have struggled to be a leader. Writing allows me that creative outlet where I can take the risks. I can bare my soul in a cathartic way that forces me to face my fears. Writing builds leadership quality because only I can create with the words that are in my mind. There is no one to tell me what or how to write.
For me, its important to push forward and create when I don’t feel like it. Complacency and laziness haunt me at times. Im just getting back into writing so I need the reps and the practice. Many times I just vomit utter shit onto my computer screen that seemed like an amazing idea when I started. But I learn and I grow from the exercise. Even if what I produce may not make it onto my blog its never wasted effort. Writing always serve some purpose for my life at the time. It could be as simple as forcing me to get out of my head, or it could help me work through some of my deep seeded shit that brings me down.
I get to say some real shit that people may judge me for. Friends, family members, business partner, acquaintances may all view at me a little differently after hearing my story. The ability to be genuine and authentic is what touches and inspires others. I want my readers to feel my joy and pain. People will hopefully laugh or cringe at the dumb shit I’ve done and feel better about themselves. If Anything I have experienced and shared helps the life of others I consider it a success.