Getting Started to Get Motivated

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I was sitting here, struggling to work out what to write about. Then I remembered something a friend shared on social media earlier in the day. It was a lesson he’d learned from cognitive behavioural therapy. The lesson is that sometimes you don’t need to find your motivation to get started. Sometimes you need to get started to find your motivation.

In this case, what’s true for improving mental health is also true for writing. It’s is why warmup exercises can be so useful. Once you get started writing, you don’t face the mental barrier of starting. The process keeps you moving. You work with the flow.  As long as words are coming out, it’s easier to find the sort of words you want.

Sure, it’s not for every occasion. Sometimes you need to sit back and think. But sometimes, and now is one of those times, the important thing is to just get writing…