5 Ways Writers Choose To Stress Themselves Out

You’d think that I’m for misery and pain. I’m not here to express sympathy to myself and other writers for feeling this way. In fact, I’m agitated that we do this to ourselves every minute of our lives, for as long as we function as word stitchers. The feeling of angst isn’t enough that we make ourselves, intentionally, take a bite of the poisonous apple when we know it’s bound to kill us all.

The known perception of a writer is tied up to terms like pain, torment, madness, and sometimes even obsessiveness. Why? Why does the artist have to always be the tortured artist in order to write? It’s time I brought to light the 5 trivial ways writers stress themselves out. If I had the solution, that would be my opening line, but unfortunately, I don’t. As a writer, these are my personal possessions that I will carry with me forever.

Some may have an obvious solution, in reality, all do but as writers, you’d expect us to follow them, right? Wrong! We don’t. We add finishing touches to our misery and here are the 5 ways we do them.


Setting Way Too Many Unrealistic Goals

It’s almost as if we don’t want to achieve them, from the very beginning.

Working With Too Many Ideas At Once

So many ideas, so little time.

Overthinking New Ideas Until They’re Completely Beat

“I’m rethinking what I thought about the idea I thought about last night.”

Measuring Amount Of Work Done To Self-Worth

We can’t accept the possibility of a “tomorrow”. If nothing happens today, it never will.

Creating Ill-Timed And Lopsided Writing Conditions

Pieces by pieces, we write. Brainstorming on our way to work in the morning and writing a new piece while lunching.

How many of these do you resonate with? And what do you do to take your mind off of it?

Being a writer doesn’t have to be a painful thing, not most of the time anyway. Let’s put a final end to this misery and practice what we chose to preach. Something being hard is as important as it being easy, we just have to learn to deal with it. If we keep ourselves bogged down with such boondoggle, we won’t ever improve as writers. Even though these thoughts will always remain with me, I write, read, and converse with the universe persistently, to get a productive day out. Nothing is worse than not dealing with the stress you’ve caused for yourself. And despite all my efforts, I’ll always be a victim to these self-made thoughts, but I strive to improve my writing by learning something about something, forever. 


The Brainstorming Argument

Why brainstorming is opting out for creative thinking. And what can we do to adopt effective brainstorming sessions.

Opening for a good brainstorming session has become monotonous yet effective in the process for creating of solutions for problems in any business. Since “brainstorming” has become a dirty word in the business world, people are choosing to opt out of this method that has existed since its discovery back in the 1940s, by an advertising executive, Alex Osborn. This method was parallel to the encouragement of individual perspective in group meetings and the facilitation of a professional and creative environment for growth and proper office establishments. What it means that by conducting a brainstorming session, one can easily express one’s idea without the fear of judgment by those around him/her, being able to speak correctly and expressively in any crowd or possessing the ability push through problems and ease out hundreds of solutions without any office mishaps. It seems like a straightforward and transparent method that any business can embrace for the benefit of their outreach efforts; but lately, this method is considered unnecessary and short-sighted because individual mind has expanded to boundaries unimaginable and we prefer to think alone than think with a big crowd.

Keeping a good, comfortable and friendly office environment calls for a healthy brainstorming session, definitely! It should not be enough to indulge in occasional office trips or people gossip near the window or water cooler for any business because that doesn’t involve the people that you’re working with into the cycle of brand growth and innovation, instead it just builds more personal relationships around you. It’s time you make conversations that are more about your business and what you’re taking forward.

I will suggest only 1 proven way to give impulse to a good brainstorming session that will yield out-and-out results, which you may not use for one purpose, but for many others:

Prep yourself fitter before the brainstorming meeting.

Now, you may say that if I prep myself before the brainstorming meeting, I shouldn’t be in that meeting at all because I’m handling the creative thinking bit all by myself. However effective that alone study may be, it is almost better to have a healthy discussion about a solution to a problem, or an idea with a crowd because that’s not just about you or what your brain has come up with, that’s about everyone in that small conference room and which means more than one brains!You tend to think faster, exchange ideas better and react more appropriately when you’re working or “brainstorming” with a crowd. And if you’re familiar with what you’re going to brainstorm about in the next scheduled meeting beforehand, you can be of great help in-and-out of such conundrums. This way everyone around you is going to accept expressed ideas with a different perspective and even criticize about it with facts and facts only. So, you can ditch the “no criticism and fear of judgment” shred altogether and be more confident in any brainstorming session, ever!