Tag: productivity

Can’t Focus? Could Be Your Lunch—5 Foods to Help

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 8, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1812
Can’t Focus? Could Be Your Lunch—5 Foods to Help

You’ve got thirty minutes of uninterrupted time. You sit down to write, paint, compose, or work on that personal project you’re passionate about. You have only thirty minutes, and then you’ve got to go back to work, pick up the kids, make dinner, or take a loved one to the doctor. You sit down, thrilled […]

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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: 3086
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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7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Finding Time to Write

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on August 15, 2016 6 Comments • views: 2666
7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Finding Time to Write

You promised yourself you’d get chapter twenty-one done today. But the day is gone and it didn’t happen. Oh well. You’ll get to it tomorrow. Tomorrow comes and goes and the chapter still isn’t done. No problem. The weekend is coming. You’ll get it done then. We all tell ourselves things like this all the […]

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Why You Should Hide Your Clock to be More Creative

Filed in Boost Creativity by on August 22, 2016 8 Comments • views: 2136
Why You Should Hide Your Clock to be More Creative

Let’s face it. No matter how creative we are, sometimes the ideas slow down. We get stuck in the mucky middle of the novel. Or no matter how many walks we take, we can’t work out a nasty plot entanglement. Or our characters fall flat, or our blogs run stale. Sometimes taking some time off […]

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How to Overcome 3 Things That Make You Feel Rushed for Time

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on August 21, 2017 4 Comments • views: 988
How to Overcome 3 Things That Make You Feel Rushed for Time

One of the most common complaints I hear from other writers is this: I don’t have enough time to write. Why is it we feel so rushed for time these days? Are we really that much busier than we used to be a few decades ago? Is it technology, or just the way we’re looking […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on November 13, 2017 31 Comments • views: 1428
7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Congratulations Mel and Celia! You are the winners of Jadie’s giveaway. Watch your email for details and thank you to all who entered! by Jadie Jones When Colleen asked me if I would write a post for her about time management… I laughed at the idea that I—a mom of three small kids, sole operator […]

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