You forgot to mention that getting blasted by too many gamma rays can turn you into The Hulk.

Seriously, I don't know about brain waves, but I do know I have to be in a good state of mind to write. If I am in a bad mood, forget it. I can't write at all. I could never write as therapy. But I can play guitar to improve my mood.

I do come up with my best ideas when walking or showering.

I have tried to force myself to write when I wasn't in the mood or inspired. Sometimes it works, most times it doesn't.

Starting writing is always the hardest part to get past for me, for some reason. I am not sure why. I need more of those "start writing" brain waves.

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This is interesting. I find writing to be the source both beta waves and alpha waves. Sometimes I write to release tension and other times I get tense wanting to write. I’m general, I have a good relationship with writing. My issue is finding time to commit. I have a lot of other commitments outside writing where I can jot a few things down, then need to get back to my work. It feels like writing is getting squeezed in between things so the time spent writing is often frantic.

The trouble comes in when I’m interested in writing on a topic outside my comfort zone. Major impostor syndrome. Truly, people do have the authority to speak on issues, I just don’t want to be loud and wrong. I try to do my research. Those are the moments I stall and procrastinate. I put off working on something when it gets really tough. But just like anything else I do, work is work. I need to make peace with the fact that I’m “working” all the time.

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This is sooo helpful! I usually sit down with the NYT Crossword to get myself into the zone. I used to wonder if that was just more procrastination on my part - but now...maybe not!

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