Tag: time management

Where is Your Time Going?

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 446
Where is Your Time Going?

In the throes of an Idaho winter, on Superbowl weekend, I learned that I was expected to watch the game. I was asked by friends, family, and co-workers what my plans were for “Superbowl” weekend. While grocery shopping I was surrounded by families picking up goodies for the great event, from hot dogs to chips […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 15, 2015 4 Comments • views: 2380
Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

I’ve developed tendonitis in my right wrist, so I don’t type more than a few minutes without my hand brace or I start to have pain when I’m doing everyday activities like cutting food or brushing my teeth. On another note, I tend to do freelance assignments at a desk in my home office, but […]

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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: 2464
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: 2072
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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7 Crazy Things to Do When You Need 30 Minutes to Write

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on February 27, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1781
7 Crazy Things to Do When You Need 30 Minutes to Write

Your life is crazy. It’s hard to find time to write. We’ve all been there. True time management requires a number of skills, and a thorough knowledge of the self. You have to understand your own weaknesses when it comes to wasting time, what slows you down when facing the blank page, and how to […]

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7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on July 24, 2017 8 Comments • views: 2143
7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

You know you’ve come to the culmination of your writing career when a client asks you to write about poop transplants. This happened to me a couple weeks ago. As a health writer, I’m often asked to write about the latest advances in medical science. These things usually interest me, but sometimes it can be […]

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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: 889
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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Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on September 3, 2017 32 Comments • views: 937
Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Congratulations to Alexandria and J.P.—you are the giveaway winners! Today’s demands on writers and other creative artists are overwhelming. Ever since I started “Writing and Wellness” back in 2014, I’ve heard stories from writers and other creative artists about their number-one difficulty: finding time to write (or create). I understood their struggle, as I’ve experienced […]

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