What Keeps Me Motivated?

I have been having such a good day today. I have a couple of collaborations up my sleeve, a couple of artworks in progress and a lot of things that I want to write about— all at the same time! That’s new. And the rush is so unreal! On most days, I have to think about what it is that I’ll be writing today, but for the last couple of days, I have been pretty clear-minded about what I have to say.

As if that wasn’t enough, people have actually been asking me for my advice on writing! I am hardly the right person to be giving out any kind of advice, but I’ll sure try! People ask me what motivates me to write every single day. It’s so weird that I don’t really have an answer to that. I keep going on with this, no matter where I am, no matter what I’m doing because writing keeps me grounded. It’s one of those things that saves me. So when it comes to writing, I make sure that I do it every single day, without fail. 

I have been writing on a daily basis for more than 500 days now. When you do something like that for so long, it ends up becoming a part of your routine. It just sticks. I no longer have to think about what I have to write because it naturally comes to me. But, just in case I’m confused, I take prompts from my conversations with friends. Fortunately, I have some amazing friends with amazing perspectives and it really helps when they end up saying things that get you thinking.

I also have a habit of talking to myself, out loud, and it ends up giving me a lot to think and write about. I often end up thinking of something good that could be here. That’s probably the weirdest way to explain my writing process to anybody, I guess. But if you need all the details on my writing process specifically, you can check them out here!

That being said, when I feel short on ideas or content, I reach out to my friends and ask them if they would like to collaborate on a post with me. Between the two of us, we have twice the amount of words and twice the perspective, so it eases things a lot, too. It’s a lot of fun to write with friends because it doesn’t really feel like work. It feels like just another 3AM conversation and the content just flows out naturally.

If at all you’re looking for the motivation to write consistently, I’d say that the key to doing so is you. What you think, what you feel, what you have to say— all of it, if polished a little, can serve as the inspiration to write something beautiful. I know, I probably make it sound way easier than it is; it’s not. It’s anything but easy.

Then again, it’s nice going to bed knowing that I have something to look forward to doing, I guess! In a way, writing is what motivates me to keep writing more. The more I write here, the more I want to keep doing so. I wouldn’t call it an addiction; it’s more of a life-line to me. So if you’re looking for a reason to be more consistent with your writing, I suggest that you look for it within, because that’s where the love for words comes from.

I hope this is the answer you were looking for!

Cheerio! Xx

Hey guys! I hope you liked this post. Let me know in the comments below or share with someone you might wanna show this to! You can also reach out to me and say ‘Hi’ on Twitter and Instagram. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Yours truly,
The Shubhster.

Featured Image by Christin Hume on Unsplash

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