It is an unusual Sunday for me when I do not have a blog topic enter my consciousness and then start writing. But at the moment, with a workshop coming up in January and some ideas I want to sift through and outline I find myself with an unusual single-minded focus there. I am grateful … Continue reading Single-minded focus
I found myself with another short article-writing project on Wednesday, due on Friday. I am getting used to these quick-turnaround pieces, and rather enjoy them. Though the pay is not large, they are good practice for my "journalistic" style and for working with an editor. It reminded me of a strategy I used to use … Continue reading Work sprints
Hi Friends, It is getting to be THAT time of year. You know the one. First is Thanksgiving, which is actually one of my favorite holidays. It is all about gratitude. There should be more of that in all of our lives. It also tends to be about food and gluttony, though in recent years, … Continue reading Saturday Share taking holiday
I mean it, schedule fun into each week, each day, maybe even in every hour if that is possible. It is not optional. Fun feeds your creativity. I used to take breaks to play and rest only when I had "earned" them through doing enough work. Probably that daughter-of-an-immigrant work ethic that many of us … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – plan time for fun
How often do you ask yourself the question in your life: What is essential? Or a variation: what is essential for me right now? I just listened to the audio book (and am re-listening, because it resonated so much) that many of you minimalists out there probably already know, called "Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less" … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – What is essential?
It is not easy for me to cut back on this blog. I tried it before: taking Tuesdays and Thursdays off so I can focus on some other projects. But I enjoy writing my daily post, and it can give me an energy boost to spend 30 minutes writing in the morning before I move … Continue reading Cutting back