I’m celebrating achieving my writing goals for August every single day as a result of participating in an online daily writing challenge for twenty months since January, 2014. I’ve discovered some benefits from dragging, pulling and pushing myself to meet this challenge.
Eight Benefits of a Daily Writing Habit
1. As I force myself to overcome the emotional resistance and obstacles, my self-discipline is strengthened. I feel stronger.
2. The self-discipline of consistency enables and benefits me in other areas of my life.
3. I capture beneficial insights, anecdotes, journal entries and stories that otherwise would be lost.
Do you have a goal, dream or desire in your heart you want to pursue?
Yesterday in my daily writing challenge group, the writing prompt invited us to look back on our writing goals and progress and to write about what happened that we didn’t expect.
More than a year has gone by since I started the challenge to write 500 words daily and now I’m in my second year of the writing discipline. I share what I’ve wrote because the principle applies to any dream or goal you decide to pursue. By sharing my experience, I hope it will encourage you to persist in pursuing your dreams.
“Sharon, I wanted to tell you that I’m finally finding time to write,” my friend, Sarah, stopped by my car in the park.
“Awesome!” I slammed the trunk lid down. My grandsons and I had a picnic in the park and enjoyed the beautiful sunny day. We had stopped by the car to put away the blanket and the rest of the food. My grandsons ran on to the playground.
Do you have challenges in meeting your writing goals? Even if writing is something you want to do, do you sometimes feel challenged to fulfill that desire?
Yesterday, I spent the day with my active grandsons on their last day before school started. Though they’re the joy of my life, we had some challenges that took all the energy I had.
When I arrived home, the last thing I wanted to do is to write. All I wanted to do is fall into bed.
However, I’ve committed to writing every day so rather than go to bed, I sat down at my computer to complete my writing goal for the day.
If you have bits and pieces of paper here and there with things “to do” on them, would you like to find a way to organize them all?
If you have tasks and appointments for yourself and family and I could show you a tool to keep track of them all, would you be interested?
If you get overwhelmed when you think about all you want to write and maybe even you want to write a book but you’re not sure how to organize it, would you like a tool to help you?