30 Day Writing Challenge

My personal belief is that writing is a simple way for every guy and gal to find the answers they are looking for. Writing doesn’t have to be hard and you don’t have to artsy fartsy to reap the benefits.

Why write? Personally, writing has always been my greatest outlet, confidant and source of self-discovery. My personal belief is that writing is a simple way for every guy and gal to learn from themselves. It doesn’t have to be hard and you don’t have to artsy fartsy to reap the benefits.

Recommendations:
I hate rules so let’s call these recommendations

  • This is totally and completely about following your heart so the number one recommendation is to do what feels right to you. There are no right or wrong answers.
  • Don’t worry about grammar, punctuation and all those other rules. You’re not getting graded so let your
  • soul sing, dance, scream, cry, or whatever it needs.
  • You can choose to write out your prompts each day, once a week or whatever works for you. To get the most out of this experience, I suggest that you make it a part of your daily schedule. Give yourself about 15 minutes to start with. You may need more time or you may need less time. You’ll figure it out as you go along.
  • If, to quote one of my friends, you’re stunningly overcommitted, think about which of those commitments are helping with your self-care when mapping out your list of priorities in your schedule.
  • I realize that schedules are torture for free-spirited people like myself, so if you want to wait until the mood strikes you, that’s cool too. Just make sure that in your mind, you’re making this a priority. It’s a gift to yourself.
  • I also recommend becoming aware of when something scares you. Are you delaying your response to the writing prompt because you’re scared? You may want to write about that in addition to the prompt. Open your mind to the simple carefree world of a child. Go back to the time when did things just because you liked to do them. Keep it simple and chill out.

Final note: Because nothing can go unsaid these days, I am not a licensed mental health professional. What does this mean to you? This writing challenge is not a replacement for therapy. There are lots of qualified health professionals that can help you through tough times and with mental health issues. I’ve called upon the expertise of psychologists several times in my life and I’m not ashamed to say it. I’m just not one of them. Got it, dude?

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