how to create a writing routine

How to Create a Writing Routine That Lasts

For writers, this season is crunch time (and not just because of all the fallen leaves underfoot). From the creative marathon of NaNoWriMo to the cold weather driving us indoors — not to mention those […]

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New hobbies What happens: In hobbies like learning a new language or instrument, you often get to a plateau point. At first, you were flooded with new knowledge and the patterns seemed to make sense, but then you reach the stage when a new set of rules show up and the amount of effort to figure them out starts to seem insurmountable. Try this: Harsh as it may sound, lower your expectations. Mastering the violin isn’t like solving a sudoku puzzle—it takes time and dedication. If you have that dedication, stick with it. Make small goals—in the violin example, learning to read music or playing a simple tune. Reward yourself for those achievements, and when the work seems too hard, remind yourself why you got interested in your hobby in the first place. Finish anything The main takeaways you can apply to pretty much any project you want to finish: Set goals to stay on task. Set smaller goals to keep them manageable. Discipline yourself to keep moving forward and don’t procrastinate. (Need some motivation? Read this article.) Reward yourself for your achievements. Now you’ve finished reading this article. There’s one thing you can check off your to-do list!

How to Finish Anything You Start!

Everybody loves finishing tasks and putting a big check mark next to completed to-dos. When it’s a bigger project or a longer-term task, sometimes that check mark seems impossibly far away. So how do you […]

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How to Stay Focused While Working From Home

Working from the comfort of your home in sweats sounds like the dream, right? For many, this seems ideal. Eschewing treacherous commutes and office politics, easy access to snacks and having your dog be your […]

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How Freedom Can Help You Study For Your Exam

How Freedom Can Help You Study For Your Exam

How Freedom Can Help You Study For Your Exam Studying. An inevitable and often dreaded part of school life. Whether studying for a high school quiz, the LSAT, the GREs, or finals, we’ve all experienced […]

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How Becoming Unavailable Makes You More Valuable

How Becoming Unavailable Makes You More Valuable

How Becoming Unavailable Makes You More Valuable For many of us, the internet has generated a renaissance of productivity, innovation, and creativity. We have more resources, tools, and information at our fingertips during every part […]

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