Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
When You’re Too Scared to Start Freelance Blogging
When you’re trapped between something you must do (like write that blog article) and something you can’t do (like write that blog article, because of a variety of reasons), it causes stress. It feels like any action that you can possibly take is the wrong one; if you do manage to work on your article, you second-guess your work and that feeds right back into the stress.
The mind is tricky and likes to avoid stress when possible. Which is when you find your attention sliding away from your article and back to social media, games, even housework…anything to put off the complex problems ahead of you.
However, this vicious cycle of can’t-do/must-do can usually be stopped.