How to Make Writing a Priority
Writing is a powerful practice and those who make it a priority tend to be more reflective people. Why? Because it is a very rare time that we get things out of our head and somewhere concrete. There are thousands of things that run through our minds every day that we may not talk with other people about. That means we never really sort it out in an organized way.
When we write, we can organize our thoughts, reflect on them and learn from them. You can use writing for everything from self- development to sharing your ideas with the world. No matter how you do it, it’s sure to be a benefit to you.
Yet, it can be difficult to build up the habit of writing. Here are three suggestions for how to make writing a priority in your life:
1) Pick a time to write, every single day
If you pick one time that you have dedicated to writing every day, you will be much more likely to do it. Personally, I like taking time every morning to write in my journal and reflect on the thoughts that I wake up with. Lately, I have also been writing at night. Some people may prefer writing at night to keep track of the thoughts they have had throughout the day. Whatever is best for you, pick a time and stick with it. Set an alarm on your phone if you have to.
2) Keep a notebook with you at all times
Keeping a notebook with you all the time allows you to jot down topics and ideas that you have that you can expand upon later. If you find yourself with writer’s block, simply pull out that notebook and pick a theme to write about.
3) Set a timer
Sometimes it can be hard to sit down and write for a long period of time. Find out what the right amount of time to write is for you. Some people write quickly and only need twenty minutes to get all their ideas out. Other people like to take a little more, or even a little less, time. If you set a timer, you can keep yourself accountable to spend a good amount of time writing, and you can make sure you don’t go overboard as well!
Well, there really is no overboard with writing…