You’re under pressure to write stellar essays that will change lives and save the world. Okay, a slight exaggeration, but not much.
It’s not an ideal state of mind.
But that’s where you begin – with an honest assessment of the positive and negative thoughts circling in your head.
A distracted writer is like a distracted driver – the chance you’ll arrive at your desired destination is slim. So get a handle on what you’re really thinking.
Example of a distracting, negative thought: I don’t want to do this anymore and I want my life back. Feels real, but not helpful. Turn it around. (You know you can.)
Tell yourself – I can write one paragraph, and see what comes up. Follow the 6-Step Guide and determine where you are in the writing process. Set yourself doable tasks that can be completed in small chunks of time. The devil in you will beg you to quit, and the angel will congratulate you for persevering!
College essay writing has become a major rite of passage. Be kind to yourself along the way. Your imagination will thank you.