Part of self-care is to maintain who we are. Or to work towards who we want to be.
For a writer, that means writing. Preferably every day.
I know it’s hard. I know I’m not doing it all the time myself.
But the truth is, you are a writer as long as you write.
(And publish your books, and market, and all of that, too.)
And in order to stay in your identity as writer, it’s very helpful to write a little every day. (Or a lot, if that works for you.)
If you stop writing – you stop being a writer. So write every day. It’s as simple as that, and yet…
I know it’s not easy to write every day.
You probably have a job, a family, a house or garden to take care of, chores to do, bills to pay; and writing – unfortunately but also realistically – comes after many other things.
But do push it up on your priority list. Make time for 100 words per day, or three sentences, or a single line, or something like that. Start small. See how that works for you. But show up and be a writer every day.
Be a writer every day.
This is a massively important part of your mindset and self-care as writer. Be a writer as often as you can – I know people who write on their cell-phone while waiting in line.
If you don’t do that, life will find a way to push you further and further away from being a writer. There’s a little bit of a test here.
So keep doing it. Keep showing up, keep writing. Keep feeling the joy of playing with words!
And be a writer every day.
And for the self-doubt, and the beliefs that keep you away from this, I have some tapping suggestions.
Even though there is no way I can write every day, I’m just too busy, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to move writing up on my priority list.
Even though I always believed that I need to write LOTS every day, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to know that I can be a writer by writing a little bit every day.
Even though I never thought that being a writer means writing every day, since I write in bouts and then take breaks, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I’m open to trying this “write every day” thing now.
How does it feel to say “I’m a writer.”?
Do you write every day?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – what are you creating right now?
Please share in a comment.
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