I was so close to adding the word “should” to the title of this week’s #writerwednesday post, but I didn’t. I don’t like the word “should” it brings up too much guilt and shame because you “can’t” or because you “choose not to” do something. The last thing I want to do is to attach “guilt” to the process of writing, or lack thereof.
The fact of the matter is life gets so busy for everyone, and it’s really easy to keep putting writing on the “back burner.” Just like it’s really easy to put exercise and studying your Bible on the “back burner”, too.
I also understand that letting something wait until you are in a new season isn’t a bad idea for some things, and mostly it’s because this is not the season where we need to be focusing on certain tasks. Maybe this season truly isn’t a season where you can easily add a blog post every single week, or even once per month. Maybe it is a season of placing your writing on the “back burner” – I totally understand that and I’ve been in those seasons before.
However, some of us do feel like this is a season we have been called to write. Maybe some of us even feel writing is not a season driven task, it’s a lifestyle and something we will be doing for the rest of our lives. But life gets busy and stressful, and we wonder what should we do in those seasons when we feel like writing might not be as important as all the other tasks?
I will admit I am the person who feels like writing will always be a part of her life and this is just a very busy and stressful season of life. So I wondered what do I do? Do I eliminate all writing for my blogs? Do I scale down a bit? How can I manage this stressful season and still manage to live the lifestyle of a writer?
My conclusion was to just keep writing, and to write whenever I get a chance. The only way to move past writer’s block is to continue writing.
Stressful and busy seasons do cause writer’s block. The fact is if your lifestyle consists of writing then if you are inspired you can write something, fast! It’s not a matter of do you have time to write, it’s almost just a matter of choosing to write.
So I think the reason why we walk away from writing during busy and stressful seasons is because we are suffering from a bit of writer’s block. I’ve even talked about writing through the pain before, and I feel like we need to learn to write through the busyness and the stress of life, too. Writing has a great way of helping us to process life and to cope with whatever is thrown at us.
I am choosing to write through it all when it would be so easy to just let it all go, because this is my lifestyle and it helps me to de-stress and refocus. This is why continuing to write is a good idea for me even if life is stressful and busy.
Does writing help you to process life better? Do you feel like writer’s block is the reason why you are unable to write when life is stressful, busy, or painful? What is your biggest challenge when it comes to finding time to write?
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