When we are busy with life, we can easily avoid getting into trouble (unless the trouble is “busy-related”) but those times when we are less busy are the times we should look out for.
Boredom is one of the most annoying feelings and it has led several people into making bad decisions. The mood is flying high in the sky now that most people have been cut off from their usual out-of-home routine because of the world’s resident virus, Covid-19.
After eating breakfast at 6 a.m., tequila at 9 a.m. because it’s happy hour somewhere in the world and you do a little work from home, you start to wonder what else to do for the rest of the day.
Online class forums and social media owners have never been richer. Don’t even get me started on how much companies like Netflix have made this year.
To stay out of trouble and save ridiculous data usage, here is an idea of what you can do; WRITE.
I know you are probably rolling your eyes right now thinking: “I can’t write”. Newsflash: You will never know if you can or can’t without writing. Change or doing something new scares a lot of people, it is part of being human. But being human also means growth, ironical right? I always tell people, writing is not rocket science. A man going to the moon seemed impossible until it happened. The whole world being on standstill because of a virus seemed like a Stephen King plot, yet here we are.
Writing is a form of art, a form of expression that floods your mind with ideas you would never know you have until you sit to write. Once I place my fingers on my keyboard to start writing, I stand up for two reasons. One, to use the restroom and two, because my ideas are not flowing and I need to step back for a better perspective. By the time I look at the time, the day is over! Honestly, some days I enjoyed writing so much my body hurt from sitting in a position for so long but I just couldn’t stand up. I kept writing and putting the words in front of the other, despite the neck, back and butt aches.
I am obsessed with writing, so you don’t have to let yours get to that point. I find writing very therapeutic. Creating your world and getting to do things that you can only imagine in real-life. You get to be anything you want to be, create characters (which is one of the things I enjoy most about writing).
To write an article, you don’t need to look to the seven seas to get a topic. We all have issues and ideas that are personal to us or that we feel strongly about, write about those. We have all had something exceptional happen to us, jaw-dropping real-life adventures, you can always share that. Write about your career, your hobby, your life, stories or people that challenged you, write about your passion or your ideas.
Apart from the fact that while writing you might need to make research which widens your knowledge- you end up knowing things that other people do not care to know about, writing is a way to turn off the external noises. It is just you, your thoughts and the clattering of your keyboard.
Writing keeps your mind so occupied, you don’t have the time to think about a cheating ex or have to time to scroll endlessly watching Instagram videos; which by the way, is the vampire of internet data. You get to escape and develop your mind, crafting unique stories and writing daring articles every time.
So here is what you want to do: pick a laptop (or a book and pen), sit and write! It doesn’t matter how the words come, just write. You can always edit to make your writing better; there is no editing a blank screen—or paper. There are no special guidelines for writing except to write and get better with time.