Here it was 9:30 pm at night and I was just going to quickly finish writing a blog post I had started a couple of days back, but I was stuck and it felt like it was taking me too long to write. It wasn’t just flowing out like some of the ones last week did. Then I realized that it is getting pretty late and I really wanted to get a run in tonight.
So…. I went for a run.
During my run, I reflected on how I have been having so much momentum with this blog and I should have just finished that blog post since I haven’t made a post since last Friday. Once I completed my run, feeling refreshed and motivated, I was reminded of a quote about why running appealed to Bernd Heinrich who was being interviewed in a video series titled “Why We Run” (video is at the end of this post).
It appealed to me because I could do it all the time where every I was, no matter where I could always run. - Bernd Heinrich
This year as I have refound my love for running I have tried to embrace a quote like that. I have been running on some cold days and very dark nights. However, for me, it is time well spent and the motivation I feel from going for a run is just too good to pass up. Now I know I didn’t publish the actual blog post I was working on but I was stuck and needed to run away for a while. In fact, as a result, of my run, I realized it helped motivate me to write/share something instead of having it feel forced.
Now for a question, when you get writers' block, or writing seems slow, doesn’t flow, or feels forced how do you get through it or refocus? Leave me your thoughts or tips in the comments as I would love to know how you refocus.