Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Keeping Writing a Priority
I get it, I get it ... life is crazy. We have work and home and family and community responsibilities. We're supposed to eat and sleep and shower. Brushing our teeth is always good, and I've heard that exercising should go in there somewhere. Other things, "extra" things, get pushed to the side when bigger things come up. But I have one suggestion. Keep writing a priority. Yes, there are days when it's impossible - the transmission blew or a child had to go to the ER or a neighbor needed a ride. That's just how things are sometimes. But when we get out of the habit, it becomes easier and easier to push it off until another time. And you know how you get when you don't write - you're grumpy. Let's face it - it's not pretty. Writing does so many things for us. 1. It makes us feel fulfilled. 2. It helps us tolerate life's unpleasant surprises better. 3. It gives us an outlet for our thoughts and feelings. 4. For many, it's relaxing. Until it's rewrite time, and then it's not. I've found for myself that when I keep writing a priority, other things in my life go better. Give it a try. See what you think. Even if it's only for ten minutes a day.