Prompt: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
Procrastination is my key avoidance tactic for everything important and writing falls into that category.
Procrastination – or busyness – will protect me from all the monsters in my head: the chorus of self-doubters, the harsh critics, the if-it-isn’t-perfect-it-couldn’t-possibly-good-enoughs.
I’m so busy!
I have a full-time job,
a part-time job,
another quasi part-time job….
I haven’t got the time to write really good posts!
Social media is an amazing tool for distraction – I can look around the web “for ideas”, click refresh on Twitter to see what people are talking about, check in with my readers on Facebook and leave a blog comment.
Social media is part of blogging, right?
You have to be part of the conversation, right?
What it comes down to is this: I avoid getting quiet enough for my real writing, the juicy uncomfortable bits, to shine through.
Call it procrastination, but really it more like fear.
Will I be able to eliminate it?
Is there something that gets in the way of what is important to you?
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Author: Leo Babauta