When we write, sometimes we can sit down and start tapping out our steady stream of consciousness without having to sit back and think about what we’re really writing. Other times, we stare at the screen and find ourselves procrastinating, getting distracted, opening up social media and scrolling for a half hour before remembering what we had set out to do in the first place. If this sounds a lot like you, fear not: the rest of the internet has a tendency to face these problems as well, and they have come up with a few great solutions to the issue of constant distractions and the inability to focus.
Like most people, I spend a lot of time searching. Not just searching, but wondering, imagining, calculating, figuring it out; peering into the mysterious void of my future, taking the pieces of everything I already have and trying to weave something new out of them.
It’s not just my future that gets me thinking though. It’s everything. And when you find yourself constantly trying to predict or understand everything, it gets a little overwhelming. A lot of the time, it becomes intimidating, and it turns into grounds for a downward spiral into believing that everything is a mess and nothing will ever come of it.
I just want to go forth and say that it isn’t true. At least, I personally don’t believe it is.