Getting into a state of flow can be amazing. It could happen while you’re writing, painting, running, or many other things. Time slows down and things feel effortless.
We all know well enough that for things like exercising, the decision to do it is often more work than the actual exercise. Once we get going, it can feel pretty good. The challenge is that there is no way to get that feeling of flow until you get in and start doing the work.
Writing is the same. If I sat around and waited for brilliant inspiration to strike, I might never write a word. There’s a chance something would hit me from time to time, but waiting for the muse to strike is a fool’s game. Start writing and the flow will often follow.
As long as you have small nuggets of ideas ready to go (and regular reading habits will solve that), then it’s just a matter of taking the time to get it going.
Some days I don’t feel like writing or don’t feel like exercising, but forcing myself to just take one tiny step forward is usually all it takes.