When you’re lazy
I have to admit, I am going through a dry period, blogging-wise. There’s nothing in my brain.
(Okay, the shot was open. I will give you a few seconds to take it.)
As I recently referenced, I had a big inventory of posts stored up and now I don’t. And I have to perform now, and my brain is not happy about it. Inertia is a brutal master.
Quite honestly, I don’t want to write a blog post. I want to sit on my butt and watch something pointless and stupid, like the Jets playing football.
Hence, today’s post about writer’s block, in which I expose reason number 43 for it: pure laziness.
Seriously, I have to write this stupid thing day after day, every day. I deserve a day off, dammit. Several days off. The world owes me this, as I have entertained it for a lot of days in a row. I don’t want to write a blog post, and nothing you can say will make me! So there!
In other words, I am feeling mighty lazy right now. There’s nothing wrong with that, really. It happens to everyone. It’s what you do with the next step that matters.
I’ve managed to find the secret to motivating myself to work out. Typically, I wake up early, tell myself I don’t want to work out, delay a little, then get up and do my business. By the time I go to work, I’m glad I worked out. I’m not so good about the writing.
When you work out every day, it’s easier to work out the next day. It’s a habit. Habits are easier. If you write every day, then writing every day becomes easier, too.
Another thing about workouts is that they aren’t all created equal. Some days my workouts are for crap. The day after Tough Mudder, I walked for half an hour. Slowly. That’s what was there. You don’t have to kick butt with every single writing session, either. Sometimes, the act of putting fingers to keyboard is enough. Even if you produce nothing, you’re still feeding the habit.
What about you? How do you overcome laziness?