I recently read: Don’t Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes to Creativity – Scientific American, and I heartily agree with their findings. It’s nice to have some hard, scientific proof to back up what I’ve been saying.
When you sit down to write, just write. Overthinking it makes it arduous and contributes to writer’s block. You can always fix your writing later. The point is, just get it done!
Stop wondering what the end result will be with your writing, and enjoy the journey in getting there. You never know what gems you’ll find when you just let go and let it happen. Sometimes the results can be astounding.
Get to it.
It’s so hard to stop overthinking though.
Yep, you’re right. 🙂 But when that happens and you catch yourself, take a small break and come back to it later. Sometimes if I do that, I’ll grab a snack and a drink, sit down, and do coloring pages. Anything to keep my mind off of thinking about what I was writing. That usually helps restore the flow of my creativity. Maybe it will help you! 😉