I am feeling distracted this week. I don’t know what to write in my blog, yet I am committed to writing once a week.
This is apparently a common experience with entrepreneurs and other professionals who want to create new content and connect with their audience.
The more I think “I don’t know what to write,” the more real that thought becomes. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
And so I change my thinking.
I am free to write.
I am free to write even though I don’t know what I will write about.
I am also free not to write. I don’t have to.
I have choice.
I am free to let thoughts come and go.
I am open to whatever comes to me.
I am free to notice ease in my body.
I notice that thoughts about having to write and not knowing what to write correlate with an increase in tension in my body – in my neck.
I notice when I give myself the freedom to write, or not write, freedom to not have to know what to write and to be open to what comes, that I get easier in myself. The tension decreases, my breathing starts to flow.
I am a planner. I get comfort from knowing what to do, organizing my thoughts – my writing. I feel in control.
There is nothing wrong with this. A lot of this time it is useful. But not always.
Not when I don’t know what to write. Not when I don’t have a plan.
I don’t have a plan, but I do have a process.
So I write my process. I write my thoughts. I’ve never been big on “free writing.” Tonight I am sensing the merits of it.
As an entrepreneur, as a woman in business, I write to connect with my audience, to share about what I do, to inspire, teach, clarify, question. I write for me and my audience. My audience is me.
Whatever I am doing, I can do it with more freedom, with more ease, with more body intelligence.
I can notice.
I can notice when I get easier in myself. I can notice when there is more tension. It comes and it goes.
The process is to notice – to pay attention – and to use my awareness and thinking to encourage more ease. To experiment, be curious, explore. Ease will come, ease will go. It’s a practice and a process.
This process helps me whatever I am doing.
Whether I’m writing, thinking, planning, organizing, speaking, typing, Skyping, meeting, greeting, presenting, computing, networking, Facebooking, emailing.
It can help you too.
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