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How Creative Entrepreneurs Can Get Critical Time Off

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on August 2, 2016 2 Comments • views: 897
How Creative Entrepreneurs Can Get Critical Time Off

Time off, or downtime, encourages creativity. A number of studies have shown it to be true. One published in 2014, for example, reported that a vacation could increase creativity by boosting cognitive flexibility when employees returned to work. Other studies have reported that catching up on sleep, getting “away from it all,” taking time in […]

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When Creative People Need to Say No, No, No

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Writing Life by on July 18, 2016 6 Comments • views: 1796
When Creative People Need to Say No, No, No

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you know about Meghan Trainor’s latest hit, simply called “NO.” Personally, I can’t help but sing along with the tune. But beyond its catchiness, the lyrics got me thinking: Writers too often say “yes” when they should say “no.” This song could be a good one for […]

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How Spring Cleaning Can Boost Motivation and Creativity

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on April 18, 2016 7 Comments • views: 1645
How Spring Cleaning Can Boost Motivation and Creativity

I’m feeling the urge to throw things away. Everywhere I look it seems I see too much stuff. On the desk, those papers, they need to go. In the closet, way too much. I haven’t worn that for a couple years. Out out out! The urge to clean is one of the main responses I […]

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Why Writers Need to Wander Daily

Filed in Boost Creativity, Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 11, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1918
Why Writers Need to Wander Daily

by Sarah Schembri As a writer working from home, I know how creatively draining it can be when you don’t get out of the house to go to the office. I’m not complaining. Working from home allows me to create my own schedule and to work in complete silence, which is ideal for me. But […]

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8 Ways Creative Types Can Increase Focus and Productivity

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on March 7, 2016 8 Comments • views: 2832
8 Ways Creative Types Can Increase Focus and Productivity

Everyone wants to be more productive these days. We all have so much to do. Is it possible to do more in less time? Whatever apps you may use or tasks you may delegate, there’s one thing you must do if you want to stay on top of your “to-do” list—keep your brain functioning on […]

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Battling Creative Exhaustion—How to Refill the Well

Filed in Boost Creativity, When Writing Is Hard by on September 8, 2015 15 Comments • views: 3583
Battling Creative Exhaustion—How to Refill the Well

I had the great pleasure of meeting award-winning author Hannah Tinti at the Aspen Summer Words Conference in July. I heard her speak on the final panel of the week, and then got a chance to have her sign my copy of her book, The Good Thief. While she was signing, she made conversation with […]

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Get that Creative Euphoria Without Alcohol or Drugs

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on March 17, 2015 4 Comments • views: 6322
Get that Creative Euphoria Without Alcohol or Drugs

Writers and alcohol. They go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Look at the list of famous authors who were alcoholics and you get names like Raymond Chandler, John Cheever, Tennessee Williams, Dylan Thomas, Edgar Allen Poe, Truman Capote, Jack Kerouac, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and […]

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Overcome the Writing Blahs: 7 Ways to Make Yourself Irresistible to the Muse

Filed in Boost Creativity, When Writing Is Hard by on March 10, 2015 10 Comments • views: 1464
Overcome the Writing Blahs: 7 Ways to Make Yourself Irresistible to the Muse

Do you feel blocked lately, sapped of ideas, or like your project has stalled? When you sit down to work, do you sigh deeply and resort to eating chocolates until your writing time is over? In other words, has it been awhile since the muse graced your doorstep? If so, it’s time to woo her […]

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Cerebral Congestion—How It Ruins Your Work in Progress

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1201
Cerebral Congestion—How It Ruins Your Work in Progress

If you go too long without taking time off—real time off—you run the risk of suffering from cerebral congestion, which sabotages creativity and imagination.

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