Heard of free writing? You have a topic (or maybe you don’t) and you simply write whatever comes to mind without stopping. When you read through what you’ve written, you’ll likely find some profound thoughts to decipher. It’s actually better to do this on paper because I think we have all become too reliant on the delete button. I decided to free write about the topic “Create Happy.” Below is what came out (it’s unedited so please don’t judge the grammar and punctuation):
“Create happy and you will find that not only will you be happier but the people around you will be happier. Doing the simplest things like saying thank you. Create happy is a way of living and you will be able to follow your heart because your heart wants you to be happy. Eating Cheerios for a healthy heart? Try being happy. Not just because something out of your control happened to you that caused you to feel that way. Put effort into being happy. Happiness is a choice. You choose to live your life the way you do. The way you live your life affects how other people live theirs. Be a role model. Be a good friend. Be an inspiration to others. Do good things. Be good at heart. Doing good things doesn’t have meaning unless you mean it. Be genuine. Be unique. Be the best you. The best you is whatever you make of yourself. In the end you will have left a mark on the world. On other people. What you do today and for the rest of your days defines that mark.”
Now it’s your turn. It’ll be more fun and probably more difficult than you think because it conflicts with how you write on a daily basis. I wrote for only one minute for brevity’s sake because it was for my blog. But you can write for as long as you’d like. Try five minutes or more. Simply start writing whatever comes to mind or use the following topics:
I’d love it if you’d comment below with what you come up with during your free writing – even just a few excerpts. Happy writing!