… the day to come in the evening but in the morning the resistance is there to crush your ambitions. Curious if you’ve investigated the cause of this or any research into it? Ayodeji Awosika
I haven’t done any research on it. Life experience has taught me that the resistance just isn’t going to go away. The trick I use is to simply get in motion. I usually plan all my writing and outlines over the weekend. So on weekdays — even when I don’t feel like it — I can start writing because I don’t have to *think* about what to write. After I’m typing for about 15 minutes, I usually hit a groove and get into a flow state. Next thing you know a few hours have passed. The flow state is huge for me. I write in total silence with no distractions. If there’s a point I want to add in an article or a source that I don’t have immediately handy, I just leave a place marker like [add source here] and I’ll go back and update missing pieces during editing. So really I try to keep a continuous flow of writing until my brain just gives up, which is usually around 4 hours or so.
Hope that helps!