October 30, 2020

Having fun bring better results then working at it

Q:  I write a blog as part of my social media marketing. I have a love hate relationship with my writing.  I love to write but I worry a lot about what I’ve written not being good enough and it takes me forever to it done as a result.

A: That is fabulous you have found a love of writing.  When I read the words “not good enough” and “worry” those are signs you may be in a “perfectionist” trap.  Let’s get you out of there.  Trying to be “perfect” is a recipe for stress and anxiety.

I don’t know if you enjoy playing games, a sport or have a hobby but my suggestion would be to approach your writing like you would approach anything you do just for the love of it.

Dr. Stuart Brown wrote; “Play is a state of mind, not an activity” and “play” is an absorbing, apparently purposeless activity that provides enjoyment and a suspension of self-consciousness and sense of time.  It is also self-motivating and makes you want to do it again.  What do you love to do? It doesn’t matter what it is, what matters is that you bring that “play” state of mind into your writing.

When we are fully in a “play” state of mind, we are connected to the most powerful part of our brain, our cerebral cortex. This part of our brain is in charge of visioning, playing, creativity & problem solving.  What better place to write from!

Say to yourself; “I’m going to give myself permission to just play with my writing, have fun, relax and enjoy.”

Like any sport or hobby you love, the more you “play” and practice, the more you will improve with better results, in less time and more fun.

 

Linda Hamilton is an award winning master certified life and executive coach. Contact her at 604-939-8390 or www.coachlinda.com

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Linda Hamilton is an award winning master certified life and executive coach. Contact her at 604-939-8390 or www.coachlinda.com

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