Curiosity is one of the most delightful, and also profound emotions that we can experience. It is what enables us to move forward in our lives, to explore the world around us, and to keep seeking new information, new ideas, and new stories.
Happy New Year, friends, and welcome to 2017!
I had some very exciting personal revelations last year, particularly in the latter half of the year, and then I was very fortunate to go away in the middle of December to the Caribbean! (For those of you interested, you can check out my adventures here.)
Writing is both an exhausting, but rewarding pursuit. I’ve now been writing seriously for several years, and have been publishing fairly regularly for the past four. This has been going well for me, but I’ve had time in the last little while to do some soul-searching, and to consider how I’d like my next few years of writing and publishing to go.
Finding a writing schedule, routine, or creative process that works for you can be daunting. There is a ton of advice out there, some bad and some good, about how to do your best writing. I like to try new systems and methods, so I’ve tried a little bit of everything over the years. While most of the advice was fairly easy to ignore, or incorporate into my routine, there have been a couple of tips which I initially thought were benefiting me, but which inadvertently limited my writing:
Time is perception. When our brains need to adapt to new information, it warps our perception of time, because we are creating new neural pathways. Every time we inject novelty into our day, however minute, it changes how we perceive time. Here are 3 ways to change how you perceive your writing time, and productivity: