Today we discuss my favorite part, “Compassion”
The reality is that you’re going to slip up and your inner critic will get loud and before you know it you will feel stuck in resistance but THIS is where you MUST have compassion for yourself.
Remember creativity by definition mean uncertainty so it can trigger the fight, flight, or freeze response.
You might fight with your inner critic, or keep walking away from the keyboard, or find yourself staring out into space.
These reactions are normal and part of resistance – and resistance is part of being human. Whenever we are stretching into a new level of success we have these bumps, but just by becoming aware of what happens in our mind, we can overcome resistance and stay committed to the journey of finishing what we start!
The best part is when we are more compassionate to ourselves in our process we become more at ease and more compassionate to others.
Start by identifying one or two of your dominant resistance styles on the handout I’ve attached.
Once you are aware of your resistance style, or styles, you can simply observe it and simply let it be. Don’t try to fix anything at first.
If your intention is to get up earlier and write and you don’t do it, you might consider giving up, but instead consider you may have needed the extra rest. This is where you have to have compassion and be grateful for your own self-awareness!
You will naturally find yourself facing your courage and being consistent organically.
I’m not a big believer in forcing things. If you stay the course – with intention – you will definitely get there. If you can take off the pressure to do it perfectly, you will naturally get into your flow of writing. Just try it everyday and you will find the perfect time to write and find a daily habit naturally. You will become the writer you always wanted to be organically and you will inspire others to do the same!
And if you need some help with this and you’re interested in working together one-on-one or join one of my groups please sign up for a FREE strategy call so I can help you reach your writing goals.