For The Storytellers Who Slack Storytelling


Well, we have reached a quite often discussed topic among all writing and storytelling communities, slacking.

Oh, what a joy!

Procrastinating is one of my most beloved talents in life, I can be lazywith the best of them, which is toxic to writing careers.

Boo-hoo, right? According to others, all we do is sit down at a desk and write all day, but that’s not necessarily.

What is our motivation? What are our goals?

It’s discouraging when we lose sight of our end game.

I feel this way often. I try to write daily, I jot down things in a journal, I do letter designing, art designing alongside of my stories and I try to write 1-2 chapters a day.

Then there’s the things I fail, pumping blog posts, Instagram posts, other social media posts, my own job responsibilities, the list can go on and on.

Life obligations can block what my fingers truly type, this makes me feel ran down,  makesmefeeldepressed and drowsy to where I can hardly even write.

Unsuccessful, is one word I could say.

The final draft feels miles away, so far where we can’t reach, but so are our daily writing tasks. 

To us storytellers, let me say, this shouldn’t be rose tinted, the only way to achieve our goals is to work for them, plain and simple.

I can’t tell you enough, how important it is to keep up with our writing side and this is coming from the procrastinating queen.

So today, in honor of our struggles, I’ll give you some personal tips of mine that’ll hopefully do it’s justice.

Schedules

As simple as it sounds, a schedule is one of the best ways to keep on track with your work, making yourself write a schedule can really effect your progress in a good way. 

I don’t know about you but for me personally, I function better this way. If something is written out in front of me, a task for me, I can do it best.

This being said, I also can work better if it’s my own plans. I don’t like feeling like it’s a work or schoolschedule. But if I design my own, I can feel personalized in every task and also feel accomplished.

The little niches and cracks within planning is fun and pleasing, also it’s better not to have it so tight for when there is no room, I try not to have anything carved in stone. 

I don’t like to live by others rules, unfortunately I was born with a little bit more of a rebellious spirit, longing for freedom but thankfully writing is a good way to release all the burstingwildness, it makes me levelheaded.

 Relax

As much as I want to focus on work work work, I get drained and fatigue, so I know it doesn’t do much progress on our screens or paper, per say, but it definitely helps up mentally in relaxation and in our own kind’s of meditation. 

I’m not a Zen girl, but I do believe that types of meditation can help our minds and also build up physical strength.

I love to listen to soft tunes while laying outside, I get lost in looking at trees and nature, also being childlike and making figures out of clouds,it helps me coop up my thoughts, gather them and get back to work!

 Get to work!

Once we’re done with our set schedule, our relaxation, we must get to work!

Somebody’s gotta get it done!

That’s right, no more laying around, grab your coffee, grab your head phones, your squishy stress ball and write anything and everything that comes to mind.

I am in a full believer in that every piece of writing is workable, so don’t be afraid to clean out the attic with all the crappy junk, slap it on a piece of paper and claim it all yours!

Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

I hope you guys found this helpful, I know sometimes it’s hard for us to get on with it, but I’m here for you and so is the community on WordPress!

If you enjoyed please like this post and comment down below your biggest writing struggle!

I love you all!

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