The Beginning to The End

In two months time we’ll be in the year of 2023. That is something we all take for granted, thinking we will be around for another year. Regardless, the last two months of anything feel like the beginning to the end.

A lot of people are starting new jobs, meeting new people, cutting ties with others and one of the biggest changes you could face in life, moving. We are all moving somewhere, either towards or away. Humans don’t like being still for too long, it’s not our nature.

I thought of writing this because of the guilt I’ve been feeling lately, the guilt of not posting to my blog everyday, my initial goal when I started The Existentialist. With all these changes going on in the world today, I have been too caught up in my own thoughts to even get them down on paper. I know I’m not the only one. There is no excuse, shit happens. I’m not sure where my vision for The Existentialist has gone… in the previous posts I mentioned giving the website an update which I am really wanting to do, like any human though we struggle to know what we want, what we really want.

With all that said, I put an end to my writers block by beginning to write again. Slowly, one word at a time. Things started flowing again when I stopped feeling the pressure of posting for people, this website is mine and for others to support if they so chose. I write. I create. I exist. That’s the motto, can’t forget it.

To wrap up this post here are some tips to start the beginning of putting an end to your creativity block. It’s not guaranteed to end your writers block or boost your creativity, the fact is… change of any kind is okay.

Tips to Kickstart Your Creativity
  • reflect on habits – grab a piece of paper and pen (use your phone if it helps more) and list the 3 things you do the most on your free time. Reflect on how do these 3 things help you towards your creative goals, and how they don’t help you.
  • rearrange your bedroom (if you can) – even the small things like moving the bed or facing the desk a different way can help stimulate your brain to “work” when things are in new places, it can also act as a change of environment to possibly relieve stress related emotions
  • change of environment – this could be adding more greenery to your work space or adding pictures of things you love that can look at to motivate you while you work. In my opinion this is highly underestimated since the eyes are directly connected to the brain. What we see, and how we interpret it strongly influences how we act/work.
  • mantra mantra mantra – there are studies out there that have proven saying things over and over again will train the brain and create a path we call ‘a mindset.” Often used by religious and spiritual people, we use mantras in our life almost everyday without noticing it. Easy examples of this repetitive thinking are, “I can’t do this.” | “I’m okay, I’m okay, I’m okay.” | “Eat. Sleep. Repeat.” These examples show how easy it is to train our brain into a specific mindset. You could already imagine the outcome of a person who repeats these thoughts/mantras everyday. Talk nice to yourself.
  • FEAR NOTHING – this is The Existentialist slogan. The meaning behind it is a constant reminder to fear quite literally, nothing. It gets deep.. and a bit dark… but I want to be honest in all my blog posts. If you never create anything again you are leaving nothing behind, fear that. There are so many what ifs you could think about, well what if you really do have something no one else has, and it will be nothing without you. All love, thank you for reading this far if you have found this post.

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I am human, just like you. I have been around for 20 years and although it may not be a lot of time to some, it feels like I've been alive forever. To cope with all the things my life has given me; good and bad, I've always been a writer. Maybe I didn't know or necessarily want to be a writer, but I was always on the creative side, not really understanding how different I was from others; I'm really not that different from you. To this day I'm still eager to learn more about myself, to improve and grow amorphously. I want to use this fuel of constant self-discovery as the direct source of 'energy' that can create whatever I want it to, making writing for me a healthier coping mechanism than most I've tried in my lifetime. That being said, I believe that starting my blog, The Existentialist, (all thanks to Wordpress and Bluehost teams) I finally have the opportunity and creative outlet to unleash my passion for art; writing. The beginning is never easy, and it won't get much easier I am aware. I can only believe in myself and keep my expectations to a minimum; I like to believe I hold no expectations, but they seem unavoidable. To whoever reads this, I'm not one to care about views or reads, I won't encourage/pressure you to read my work because for me, the thrill really comes from just making a finished piece of work I'm happy with, regardless if it is read by others or not; judgement from others is what I've feared all my life. I can only encourage you to have an open mind as a reader and believe in me as much as I believe in myself to accumulate the courage to start showing my creative writing(art) to the world. Everybody creates things in their lifetime, I am just another one of those beings; whether you like it or not, nouns (persons, places and 'things') exist to teach us something about ourselves. There is always more to learn...

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