Good evening everyone, hope your day (and week) is going great 🙂 Today I was at home all day and just tried to catch up on a few blog posts (I missed so many, sorry guys). It was so fun to read your posts and enjoy this time just for that ❤
After a few people DM me on twitter and mailed me the same question “How do you find time to write? I am starting this temporary feature of Writing In Chaos. Once a week I will share my most loved tip of how to write while your life is not as relaxed and organized, as you wished it to be 😉
So let’s start 😀
Find Claim The Time
Life… Life can be so hard, chaotic and stressful. Writing while all of this is going on around you is even harder mentally, emotionally and even just to “find” the right time to write. I can tell you from my own experience that “finding the right time” is hard and almost impossible to find.
I learned that there is no ‘right time’ for writing.
Now I will say this and this is the honest truth for me… I can’t edit while I’m stressed out. I can always blame my illness that can’t handle stress at all, but I am not doing that. When I’m stressed I just can’t sit down and edit (it’s that simple). Editing takes way too much from me, unlike writing.
So before I will run with my thoughts too much, making this posts even longer, lol, I will go back to my post title 😀
So… How do you write while living a chaotic and stressful life?
The short answer, you can’t! (But wait…)
The right answer here is… Relax! 😀
Learn to relax for just a little while and then write.
You need to find 1 minutes, or 5 minutes (the place doesn’t matter right now, it can be even in the bathroom, lol) but you must bring yourself to breath and relax.
With all that is going on in my life right now and this blazing heat, I can’t edit a single word but I can find those little moments and write. I call it free style writing. In this type of writing, you take 1 minutes or more and start writing on what ever comes to mind (I mean… whatever).
It can be about your day, an object in front of you, a word that jumped into your mind, a place you dream to go or a person. Anything goes, just write. Learn to enjoy those little moments that are only yours and even be creative at these moments. it’s not about your family, work, friends or shopping, only you with yourself.
I guarantee, you will feel free once you do it and if you love writing or creating, you will find these little moments more and more throughout the day. But for now, try and do this even if it’s only once a day for 1 minute, 5 minutes but no more than 10 minutes.
When I first started, I felt too stressed and way too overwhelmed with everything and sadly I gave up almost everything just to able to do what I needed to do. But giving up the writing (even for a few months) was too hard emotionally and I couldn’t find the time (I was very annoyed by this).
So I started this free style writing just for 1 minute here (in the car while I was stuck in traffic in hell heat), 1 minute there (while I was in the shower, lol) and slowly it grew to 5 minutes here and there. After awhile it was even more. Now… Now I have a full story completed (no editing yet, lol) and I wrote it while life were more hectic and chaotic than ever.
126,420 words in 2 stressful month 😀 For me… This is beyond awesome 😉
So don’t guilt yourself to write and just take that 1 minute (here and there) to only write, imagine, or even record… some of your thoughts, some imaginary world or character, some type of little plot, or a blog post ideas.
The important thing here that you claim this time for your craft, knowing that this is just yours to be creative and write (or draw, play or blog…anything goes). You will be amazed what you can accomplish with only 1 minute and even more with 5 minutes 😉
Don’t try to find the time but claim the time 😀
That is all for this little tip, hope you are all having a wonderful day and maybe even a creative one 😀
Thank you so much for reading ❤