Be there The first rule in the writing club is: We are simply there. It doesn't matter what we write in our writing date. It doesn't matter how much we write in our writing date. It doesn't matter how good our lyrics get.of our texts later or whether we "are allowed to say it like that now". All that matters is that we're there. (Regardless of whether we feel like writing or not.) Just as we would never let an exciting date just burst like that, we just show up on our writing dates. We don't have to do anything else for now. This not only takes the pressure off, but also saves the recurring destructive self-talk like “when am I supposed to find time for my blog?” or “Oops, why didn’t I get around to writing again today.
Determine writing location But where is "there" actually? "There" is exactly where we can write best, and ideally always the same place, which we henceforth mobile number list associate with writing. Again, we can experiment in advance and at the desk at the dining table on the sofa in the café on the train in the library on the park bench in your favorite armchair or in the (empty) bathtub write. Whatever works Create good writing conditions Before we sit down at our desk and pick up our writing tools, we create good starting conditions for concentrated, undisturbed writing : We turn off the doorbell so the postman doesn't ring when we're in the flow.
We mute the smartphone and, if necessary, put it in a drawer or at least turn it with the display facing down. We close all applications that might distract us social media, emails, Slack, etc. We ask our fellow human beings/children if there is anything else we can do for them (prepare food, answer questions, get something down from a high shelf) before we want to work undisturbed for X minutes. (Or we'll put a "do not disturb" sign on the door.) We adjust the room temperature so that we feel comfortable and, if necessary, get an extra blanket or sweater if it could get too cold for us. We'll grab a glass of water and/or a cup of tea so we have something to drink if we get thirsty.