Reassurance

  • Do you ever stare at a blank page?

  • Do you ever save the document even though you haven’t made any changes?

  • Do you spend too much time formatting the document and organizing notes?

  • Do you ever finish a sentence, paragraph, page, erase half of it, then start over again?

  • Do you ever get tired and tell yourself you’ll finish it later?

  • Do you ever motivate yourself to finish something only to recognize why you left it behind in the first place?

  • Do you wish it was easier?

  • Do you think it’s difficult for everyone else?

  • Did you plan a schedule and it worked for a couple of days?

  • Did you feel good about your progress?

  • Did you reward yourself with a "rest day"?

  • Did you struggle to get back on the routine that you successfully kept for two days?

  • Did you have an idea for a new project?

  • Did you enjoy taking notes, outlining, researching your new project?

  • Did you forget to finish the old one?

  • Is it sitting in the back of your mind as you work on this new project?

  • Is your guilt halting your progress on finishing anything?

  • Are you staring at a blank page?