Here’s a test I’d like you to try today sometime when you’re writing your next set of articles:
Allow and demand of yourself to be fully present in the moment.
This means rejecting thinking that doesn’t support your chosen writing objective, including rejecting non-article related mental chatter (your kids soccer game, your workout tonight, your relationships with others, your toys, etc). Your goal is to zero in on the task in front of you. Enter the zone. Deny all incoming calls. Don’t check your email. Move to a place and time you can write without being disturbed.
When you become fully present on the article writing task in front of you, you are able to offer your whole self to the matter. How often have you been writing an article, got on a great run where you were in flow, and then you become distracted, surf’d eBay, check’d email and all of a sudden, your article that was once a masterpiece is now a flooded mess of words.
As a bonus, when you become invigorated and infused with the energy that comes from requiring yourself to be fully present when writing articles, you’ll find that your life and your articles have even more meaning. When you reach this state, stop briefly to observe it and how you feel so that you can summon this mental state more easily in the future.
To not become fully present when writing articles is to short-change your reader and yourself… it’s like not honoring the greatness within you that is begging to be written. :-)
This is a mental time zone. There are only three: past, PRESENT, future. It’s been said that most folks only spend 1% of their life in the present. Could you imagine what kind of article production along with the quality depth that your mind can produce when you become fully present when writing articles?
Question: How do you personally become fully present when writing articles? Any tips to share?