BICHOK – I learned this acronym years ago from a writing website. BICHOK means “butt in chair, hands on keyboard.” It took me years to understand what it really meant. That if I wanted to get something done, I had to sit down and do it. I finally did.
I had been reading some inspirational blogs, productivity posts and others meant to inspire me to write. Because I’ve been having a difficult time just sitting down to get it done. Making time for it at home is super hard with a teen and toddler needing my attention as a single mom. I made time to read in the mornings and now changed it to writing time.
Just Do it!
So, when I have quiet time in the mornings, I looked for posts to inspire me to write. Instead, I found posts that make me think “These are the things I’d like to write.” But, I couldn’t write them if I did’t put my butt in a chair with my hands on a keyboard. Like NIKE says, I had to just do it. I had to BICHOK. And by doing so, I came up with three different posts for the blog all in less than 10 minutes. Not bad if I do say so myself.
What’s Behind this?
Sometimes when we take too long in doing something, it could mean that we fear it or really don’t want to do it. My avoidance of writing is fear. Fear that my words won’t mean anything to anyone or that if they do, I’ll have to follow them up with more words. As my friend Pauline Campos once told me, “just write for you. Do it.” And I did. It was her way of saying “BICHOK.”
Is there something that you just NEED or WANT to get done? Just do it. Do it for yourself. You deserve it. Shut up and get it done for the simple reason that you deserve to do something kind for yourself.