Procrastination. Something everyone struggles with from time to time. Writing is definitely a major place where people fall victim to procrastination the most often. I know that as I slowly work on this blog post, I too am guilty of putting it off until the very last possible minute.
There isn’t much rhyme or reason behind procrastinating. Sometimes I just don’t want to take the time to sit down and write; so I put it off. Maybe I am just lazy. Maybe I just need to be in a special mood to actually get work done, use my time wisely or even just be productive.
As anyone who procrastinates does, I turn to Google. A quick and easy way to figure out answers to all of life’s burning questions; the same questions that I couldn’t be bothered to waste more than 10 minutes researching. So I open a new tab, hover over the search bar and I type “Why do I procrastinate so much”. With no question mark. That takes too much effort. I click enter and see all of the different words fill the page.
All that I see are things that are “wrong” with you if you procrastinate. Oh you procrastinate? You must be depressed, anxious all the time, you don’t believe in yourself enough and your study habits must be awful. We can all agree that procrastinating isn’t a great habit and for sure has to do with your mental health, but there is so much more to it than that.
Passion. Something everyone needs to have for something at some point in your life. Having a certain level of passion for what you are working on is what makes you want to be productive in finishing the assignment. If you have absolutely no passion or interest all together why even bother wasting valuable time towards it.
Writing is a place where I feel I lay right in between the mindsets of procrastination and passion. It can take me a very long time to get started on a writing project, but once I’ve started the words will just spill out of my brain, into my fingers, which then type, type and type some more. But I get it, not everyone has the inspiration to pull out a pen and some paper and to start writing out of the blue. But what if you did?
Inspiration. Something that is everywhere as long as you look for it. Look around the room you are sitting in right now. There has got to be something that you could stare at endlessly out of interest (or boredom). Pick up a pen and write about thoughts or feelings that need to be addressed. Even if you have an essay due at 11:59, when inspiration hits you, it hits you hard. If there’s something you want to write about, just do it! Don’t let deadlines or boring people get you down.
Writing is a safe place for everyone to use to share passion and joy. Writing is a safe place for everyone to use to share struggles. As long as people keep writing, and enjoy doing so, passion for writing will never go away.