At the urging of my friend, Natasha Sinha, I decided to attempt the very interesting blogging challenge created by the A to Z team – Zip Through Autumn. Since I’m already supposed to be blogging every day here, I had zero excuses not to take up this challenge.
I’m a great believer in writing daily. I may not blog every day, but I think writing every day is a habit that brings great rewards.
My reasons for writing every day are:
- It helps me feel at peace. For me writing is healing work.
- I feel less stressed.
- I find connection through my writing.
- I find balance through writing.
To borrow Natalie Goldberg’s words : To write feels better than all the excuses.
Three types of writing I do every day
- I write Morning Pages, a practice taught by Julia Cameron.
- Journaling / Reflection on Scripture – some days I journal to prompts and every day I write my reflections on a passage of scripture.
- Writing for others – five minutes in a notebook – which then gets translated into blog posts which I try to publish as often as possible.
Two tips to write every day
- Use long hand. Read this article in the Guardian to know the benefits of handwriting versus typing.
- Don’t judge what you write. Allow your ‘self’ to flow freely on paper.
Today, I urge you to join me in resolving to write every day – and entertain zero excuses!
I’ve been writing every day since 15 August 2022 — a five minute write in response to a prompt from the book, Kicking In The Wall and other prompts, as a 100 Day Writing Challenge to myself. I write in a notebook the night before and publish it the next day – so that might explain references to pen, paper, night etc )