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Most of us have heard the term ‘comfort eating’. I know the phrase all too well. A bad day can still occasionally lead to me devouring a couple bars of chocolate or a few donuts.

Comfort eating makes me feel better about myself for a short period of time. It’s taking the easy route. But it’s not healthy, and it’s not valuing myself or my body.

And strangely enough, it’s the same with writing.

When we turn pro, we give up a life with which we may have become extremely comfortable.

~Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro (Tweet This Quote)

I’ve been blogging for several years and I’ve trained myself to write a decent post.

But I’ve written posts and not gone over them as much as I should have before posting them.

Now in one sense this is a good idea. To get into the habit of writing posts effectively and efficiently is good. At times we need to write and publish quickly – and sometimes, it can challenge us and help us grow.

But there is a difference between this, and what I call ‘comfort writing’. (Read more here…)


UnknownThis is an excerpt from a guest post I wrote for, which went live today, called ‘Comfort Writing & How to Avoid It”. is a blog about pursuing your passion, encouraging, inspiring others using your gifts – including writing, but with principles which apply to many different areas of life.

It’s written and run by my friend Bryan Hutchinson (pictured right). Bryan is author of several books, including the upcoming ‘Happy Every Day’ releasing September 2013, and also the excellent e-book ‘Good Enough – Stop Seeking Perfection & Approval’ which you can obtain FREE here. He’s an excellent writer, great encourager and good friend, and it’s a privilege to guest post for him.

Go take a look at my guest post here.



You can get the FREE e-book ‘5 Steps to Encouragement’ & MP3 downloads here or by clicking the picture below.


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James Prescott

Hi, I’m James. I live near London. I’m a fan of good food, comic-book movies, & books. I love to write, and I coach other writers & creative people. Thank you for being part of my community. read more...