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Productivity for Creatives

Enhancing Creativity Through Physical Fitness: Results Edition

The results are in! August went by faster than I anticipated, and now it is time to come back to talk about how my experiment to track the effect of exercise and good eating on my creativity. What I Did For those who are just now tuning in, I attended a panel at a writing… Continue reading Enhancing Creativity Through Physical Fitness: Results Edition

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Distraction Journaling: Increase Your Focus

Focus is a precious resource. There is only so much of it to go around, it can be elusive and difficult to maintain, and yet it is vital in getting things done. Many people struggle to hold it, me being one of them. I frequently get sidetracked when I’m working on projects that need deep… Continue reading Distraction Journaling: Increase Your Focus

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Enhancing Creativity Through Physical Fitness

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the connection between body and mind, specifically as it relates to taking care of the body to enhance or enable creativity. I have set stretch goals for my writing this month, and will need every advantage I can give myself. The last time I set crazy goals like this was… Continue reading Enhancing Creativity Through Physical Fitness

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On Writing

Breaking Writer’s Block

Writer’s block. Arguably one of the greatest banes of a writer’s life. It doesn’t care what kind of a writer you are, how many books or articles or whatever you’ve written. It doesn’t care how long you’ve been practicing your craft. It lurks in the shadows for the right moment to strike. Personally, writer’s block… Continue reading Breaking Writer’s Block

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Affirmations and Creativity

One vampiric curse we all have is self-doubt. We talk ourselves down from doing things, we second guess ourselves, and we listen to the internal monologue that tells us we are not good enough and our ideas are crap. This self destructive conversation sucks us dry of the motivational life-blood that keeps us going and… Continue reading Affirmations and Creativity

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Overcoming Your “Wall of Awful”

I recently watched a really good video created by How To ADHD on YouTube about “the Wall of Awful.” Although I’m neurotypical, I found a lot of the concepts were interesting and applied to me as a creative. The “Wall of Awful” analogy was created by Brendan Mahan of ADHD Essentials to describe why it… Continue reading Overcoming Your “Wall of Awful”

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Twenty Mile March: What I Learned from 500+ Words Per Day

About two weeks ago, I announced I was going to complete a "Twenty Mile March" goal of writing 500 or more words every day, except for Sundays. I committed to being accountable for my word count on social media each of those days.  As a quick rehash, the Twenty Mile March was a mindset coined… Continue reading Twenty Mile March: What I Learned from 500+ Words Per Day

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Fill Your Creative Well

I finally feel like I’m hitting stride coping with coronavirus. It is so much easier for me to stay at home now, and I feel like I’m making good progress with my writing. I realize that not many people can say that and I feel particularly blessed. Part of the reason I’m doing much better… Continue reading Fill Your Creative Well

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The Writer vs The Elephant

Starting a new habit is a lot like riding an elephant.  Imagine, if you will, a rider on the back of an elephant, reins in hand and a clear goal in mind, excited for a new adventure. The rider flicks the reins and urges the elephant to start on the adventure, but the elephant doesn’t… Continue reading The Writer vs The Elephant

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Thought Space

With all the news updates, and social, family, and economic chaos the world has been thrown into due to COVID-19, do you feel that you can’t seem to think straight or get anything done? Good news is you aren’t alone. Most of us have been at home about a month or longer and many people… Continue reading Thought Space