When one is feeling uninspired, should they keep writing?
Lately, writing has felt a bit of a chore, and I’ve been asking myself, “Should I keep doing it if it no longer feels inspiring?”
Taking a step back and examining what is really going on, I see that writing is a tool, not what is actually causing the issue. In a sense, it is the messenger or the canary in the coal mine. It is not the act of writing that is causing ill-inspiration – it is life.
And thankfully, I have writing as a tool to help me work through it.
Does writing while less than inspired lead to uninspiring writing? I’m not sure nor is that my judgment to make. The intention of my writing has always been to put out what is happening in my head and heart. If I can continue to do that even when less than inspired, I will have met that intention.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.