We all write for a variety of reasons. For therapy, to expose and exhaust our dark cloudy minds, to release our inner angst by feeling united. You don’t need to be good at it, as it will eventually refine itself, find its own flow.
We were all forced to write a story or an essay in school, which often became a dreadful exercise. It became a chore, as the English teacher gave us a skeleton to prose but rarely a plot.
Plenty of frustration was endured late at night, the pending deadline, this in the attempts to structure a sentence, develop a story.
All of the punctuation errors, the spelling mistakes, the poor grammar contributed to failed attempts.
There are many who believe that to write expressively such as telling their story, has helped them to heal their lives. There are instances which supports immense improvement in overall well-being.
For those who write to demonstrate their frustration, anger, sorrow, their difficult life experiences, whether published or held privately in their secret journal, it’s a release of critical angst.
The underlying mechanisms are extremely difficult to pinpoint. It becomes a challenge to respond to questions such as the “Why” or the “How.”
For this reason, research from dissecting successful writers has shown there’s benefits in finding ones flow when writing.
Just Let It Be Flow
Begin by removing all the barriers, the blinders, the restrictions from your mind. Its been said that “writers block” is when your imaginary friends stop talking to you.
What flow does is it takes you out of your current element of choppiness, distress, and allows you to feel and become a part of something that’s much greater.
So write… write about anything, randomly, it doesn’t need to make sense, as it’s proven to be an activity of healing, a proven method for entering into your serendipity.
Just make sure you fully expose your minds synchronicity while doing so.
What you’re not attempting is to impress Pulitzer. You’re not in the mood of thinking about an audience or gaining rewards or accolades.
All you’re seeking is to find your own flow, a state where time appears to shift in silence and at times slow down.
What you forget is where you are, your issues, your everyday self at that moment. You surrender yourself to the exact second you’re currently crafting.
What moodiness and anxiety does is it causes rumination, which produces the thoughts of the dreary, repeatedly, over and over again.
But things alter, things change once you begin to write your thoughts down.
Choose to write about your scarred life, in a private journal named hope. Write a story of your disclosures, script a narrative, perhaps even a novel.
Make sure you get involved, lose yourself, get lost in the task, and you’ll begin to rise above the everyday frustrations of your life.
Write As If No One Will Ever Read It
Once you begin forming a narrative, this based on the chaotic elements of your life, the history of you, life will begin to smooth out.
Know that this freshness, the garbage in garbage out, becomes quaint, since your words doesn’t need to produce proper structure or meaning.
So if it’s a run on sentence, then be it.
Begin to write about yourself, about how your life is or how it should be. Write about the fairy tale you want to construct for yourself.
This is found to be similar to watching a compelling captivating movie, allowing yourself to get completely lost in space.
Troubled Times Leads To The Story Of Your Life
These are about the most troublesome of times of your existence. The angst you feel that life is doing you wrong.
You may of lost someone you loved to the great divine, you’ve lost someone like a daughter or sister who drifts away and can’t communicate. You’ve lost yourself.
You lost someone you once loved and thought was yours, to another. You are alone, feel alone, you hear chambers of echos in the dark recesses of your consciousness.
Writing is where you’ll find the bitter relief along with clarity. Writing allows you to concisely describe how you feel, right now, right here.
The reasons why things happen, change, during these times of seemingly personal emotional turmoil, which can be cured by writing out a descriptive narrative of your footsteps.
Keep them private if you must, keep them sacred. This is your scripture, the narrative of your life.
Perhaps over time, you may choose to publish this journal.
Publish it online into a blog, creating a fictionalized tale of someone who has lost everything, yet regained their life, their self worth, all this through writing.
There’s no need to struggle with plot, as it’s about how someone survived and strives with so much angst.
The process of writing out all your anxieties towards the worst possible conclusions, will completely liberate and shelter you from all your fears of the world.
The very world you decided to travel to discover yourself, only to find it was right here where you left it.
The Words Are On The Tip Of Your Fingertips
The best way to calm down the turbulence of your mind is to just start writing, and the flow will become active like a stream.
Once you become completely engaged with what you’re doing, then what the rest of the world will do is recede.
Once you begin to write with flow you’ll know. The clue being you have no idea how much time has elapsed, where your senses become muddled.
You become unified with your pulse which is vibrating outside of yourself, outside of your control. You begin to channel your inner consciousness.
Consider this altered state of mind as flow.
It’s found that some can tap this at will, regardless of where they are, what situation they may be facing. It’s found with practice, you can learn to enter such state of mind yourself.
The more often you write, the closer you get to your masterpiece, the more work you produce, the more likely you’ll reach your greatest work of art.
The Work Of Art That You Are
So go find a specific routine, a ritual, this to help you develop a process. Allow your mind to become hijacked from the mundane.
The most difficult part of writing for some, is deciding if it’s a waste of time, if it’s worth the effort. Decide for yourself it’s a passage to salvation.
Once you develop a pattern, it then becomes authentic and automatic. The greatest challenge being if you’re up to the task.
Think that your internal process, your test and duty, is if you are brave enough to show up to do this work, to enter this mythical flow state.
Then set a certain time every day, and wait for the passages of your mind to unlock and transfer to canvas.
No one ever said it needs to be perfect.