How do you write when you don’t feel like it?

It’s simple you just write.

There’s no how, no why you just do. It’s the same as how do you go to work when you don’t feel like it? You just go to work. With writing is exactly the same — you just write. It maybe bad it maybe good but who cares. The subject doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you write and you solder on. Who said it’s going to be easy doing what you do? Who said that earning money is easy? Just do what you can. No-one can ever make you do anything. When you are a little your parents might force you to do things you don’t like, tidying up your room. However, you grow up you have to do it yourself. No-one can tell you go and do your job. You choose what to do and what not to do.

What you have in your life is everything by your own choice and your own choice only. You have a job because you chose it. You have a flat or house because you chose it. You have all the friends that you have because of your choice. You are happy or sad because you choose it. You may say but this is because he or she did it. Nope, you decide how you are going to react to it and you decide if you are happy or sad about it. I choose to write when I have a migraine. I choose to exercise when I don’t feel great. It’s all about your choice and not about others. No-one can ever make you do, feel, behave in any way. The only person who has the power is you.

A man holds the fate of the world in his two hands, and yet, simply because he is afraid, he just lets things drift….” Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

A human being is powerful. If you set your mind to something you will achieve it. The only obstacle that’s in your way is you, so get out of your own way. I use my power to write. I use my power to do everything. Some people say that all your illness is in your head… I don’t know if that’s true but what I do believe is that people are powerful and have amazing power to do things beyond to what they’ve ever imagined. Most people focus on the things they don’t have, for example, I don’t have an office to work on my book, I don’t have a studio to paint or I don’t have time because I need to look after a family member and so on. It is as I said before, everything you have in your life is your choice and you have the power to improve, change or do the same.

It’s your choice to do whatever you decide to do. It’s not about what others think, say or do it’s not about you. It’s about your gifts and talents and how you choose to express it. What you do is your own choice and if you don’t feel like it, it’s your choice.

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary

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