Don’t Beat Yourself Up

              
       Writers as I have said so many times tend to be very hard on
       themselves. They feel that they just can’t measure up to what they
       think they should be accomplishing. They always feel deficient
       and they always feel that they could be doing a lot more and a lot
       better.
      
       Perhaps its time to simply be happy with where we are and
       what we have done. Perhaps we should practise gratitude and
       contentment for what we have accomplished. We will always
       write in accordance to our inner ruminations. And that is what we
       have to honour as writers.
      
       Many times, we are so hard on ourselves as writers that we
       can’t even decipher what is going on in our minds and hearts. We
       simply feel disconnected from our ‘real’, ‘true’, ‘genuine’,
       thoughts and those that are ‘unreal’, ‘untrue’, ‘ungenuine’ and
       transitory ones.  This can really cause a lot of difficulties for
       writers.
      
       When we beat ourselves up all the time as writers, we start
       dreading going to that area in our heart and soul where all great
       ideas come from because there is so much negativity and pain
       there.  Genuine writers need to not only honour their inner
       thoughts but they must spend time creating a space so that they
       could honour their inner thoughts.
      
       Beating yourself up disconnects you from your real thoughts
       and feelings. So, try as much as possible to be positive and loving
       and not harsh and critical of yourself. This will work wonders for
       achieving your writing goals.
      
       ~ Irene

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