All the writing textbooks say that you should write even when you don’t have anything to say. Force yourself. Write about how you don’t have anything to write about. Use a prompt. Tell a story. Just write.
(This is just such a post.)
There’s some wisdom to that, and it applies to more than just writing. I think life is the same way.
I know a guy who is tired to living. He’s not suicidal. Just tired. Tired of doing the same thing again and again with the same result. Not sure what to do different.
A friend of mine has reached his job’s ceiling. He’s good at it, but isn’t making a living, and doesn’t know where to go or what to do differently.
Another friend has realized that he is in a cycle of bad relationships. He likes the girls that are bad for him. At his most cynical, he thinks it is his fault, and these are the only kinds of girls he has a chance with.
Perhaps this advice about writing is just advice about life. When you don’t know what to do, you should just do something. Find a prompt, something to get you moving.
Tired of life? Don’t get caught up in the Meta, and just get through today. It won’t always be this way.
Hit your ceiling? Keep working really hard. Jesus said that to he gives more to those who have been faithful with a little.
Can’t find the perfect relationship? Try something different. Not solely for romance, but for the chance to learn about yourself and make a new friend.
Life is a blank paper. You are a genius with writer’s block.