4 Steps To Organized Writing – Get Over Writers Block By Organizing Your Life
How To Get Out Of Your Own Way
My blog went live in December 2016. You can only imagine how was super excited. With all the research and prep done I was all set to go. D.I.Y (do it yourself) definitely described my startup because I did it all with only a little help. I was extremely proud. I wrote a few blog posts. They were actually pretty good. Then it happened. My mind was blocked. I had to figure out how to get out of my own way. Coming up with 4 Steps To Organized Writing. Get Over Writers Block by Organizing Your Life. This was the best solution for me.
So Many Ideas Stuck Inside My Head.
There were so many blog posts started, but none of them got finished. Hundreds of ideas that never came to fruition. Can you believe that? So many ideas, so many starts, and not one finish in months.
What was wrong with me? Maybe I’m not cut out for it? Is writing my thing? These were all the negative things I thought to myself every day I let go by. If those things were true, then why would I keep getting all these great ideas.
Then one day many months after I had simply given up and let my blog lie dormant I realized something. I was in my own way. It was me that was blocking my success. How could I get out of my own way.
Time For A Change.
Immediately I realized that I needed some big changes in my life. Consistancy was what could get me back on track. This girls was desperate to get my life in order and adopt a schedule. I came up with 4 steps to organized writing.
4 Easy Steps.
I came up with a plan. I had to keep it simple and keep it to a few steps.
Brain Dump Your Way to Organized Writing
There were so many ideas and plans swirling around in my head that it made me dizzy. Creating a place outside of my head to keep these things was the right move. A notebook worked best for me so I could go back to the ideas when the time was right. I even organized my brain dump notes into categories. I had to do it, or there would be pages upon pages of chaotic thoughts.
Organize the house
If I was going to think coherently I needed organization. I started purging things. Get rid of things that haven’t been used or worn in months first. Those were the first to go. Unessesary things that you use are a bit harder to let go of. I started three piles, throw away, give away, and give it another try. Surprisingly, I purged most of my clothes for the next season because I was determined to lose weight and get healthy. That is another story for another day, but it was freeing.
Schedule Your Way To Organized Writing
I started simple with setting an alarm and getting up and the same time every day. Start simple so it doesn’t become overwhelming. When I get overwhelmed I shut down, and nothing gets done. Then I added an early morning walk to my morning routine. The schedule phase is the most important to me because it has several components.
I had to get back into the swing of things. I started writing every day. Some days it would only be a paragraph, others it would be many pages. I just needed to be doing what I love.
Those simple steps got me back on track. I still brain dump on the regular. It’s healthy. It helps me to clear my thoughts so I can focus on the project I am working on at the time. I have a plan now to keep me out of my way. If I ever feel blocked, I will just start back at one and work my way back to clarity.
Have you ever felt like you were in your own way? What did you do to regain clarity? I would love to hear your story.