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Why Is Writing So Hard? (And What to Do

When people picture the working process of a writer, they often picture a carefree, fun, and creative

Often, this discovery of something we love to do leads us to imagine that it will be

Yet, when we begin our writing life, the process of sitting down and getting words onto the

Writing is something the world needs and it changes lives for the better

Here are some of the main reasons you find writing hard and what to do about it

For a lot of writers, wanting to write is part of their identity and something they truly

But have you ever taken the time to go deeper and explore where that motivation comes from?

Making progress with your writing, and feeling committed to seeing it through to completion, is a lot

If that’s the case, you can always justify taking the time to write

You might find writing to be your best form of self-expression and a way of making sense

You can also think in terms of what your writing brings to the world

As well as being something you love doing, think about how it helps people

Having a clear understanding of the deeper motivation behind your writing is one of the best ways

Sometimes, writing is hard because of the way we think and the story we tell ourselves about

One of the major manifestations of this problem is judging instead of creating

Think back to a time when your writing flowed and you were able to make progress without

To avoid letting negative thoughts and judgment interrupt your writing, it’s important to be vigilant about

Remove that negative mental chatter and then return to the creative process itself

Losing a sense of perspective can also be a major mental cause of finding writing difficult

It’s easy to slip into this state of mind when following a solitary creative pursuit

If you feel like your challenges with writing are down to an unhealthy focus on its importance,

This will often refresh your mentality and give you the energy you need to write successfully again

Another effective remedy is to stop focusing on the fact that you’re finding writing hard and

When we move our focus away from our own challenges and instead seek to help others, we

The practical approach we take to writing can often make it a lot easier

One aspect to experiment with is the time of day when you write

Sometimes, it’s a case of squeezing in a writing session whenever your schedule allows

However, if you have the freedom to write at different times, it’s worth experimenting to find

But what if you haven’t? You’ll never know if there’s a better time to

As well as the time of day, think about experimenting with both the location you write in

Some writers find writing easier in a solitary environment no matter what

Others need the stimulation of a busy environment such as a cafe to stay stimulated and focused

Writing apps are great, but when was the last time you tried to write by hand? If

Finally, the way you fuel your mind and body plays a big part in making your writing

Eating in a way that energizes you and staying hydrated can make a big difference

Plenty of writers consume coffee like the world’s about to run out of it, but drinking

The times when it does, and the words flow freely, are amazing and to be embraced

By all means, take the time to find ways to make your writing life easier

You have a unique contribution to make as a writer and you should never lose sight of