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The Five-Minute Writing Session (And How It Can Up Your Writing Game)

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The Five-Minute Writing Session (And How It Can Up Your Writing Game)
To write is to dive into a world of creation, one into which it's hard to go and from which it's painful to come out. The writer of today, surrounded by distractions and obligations, experiences this pain on a daily basis, and it's the sort of pain that never gets better.

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Writing in 2020

Writing in 2020

Due to a large number of distractions and obligations nowadays, it is increasingly hard to focus on creative writing.
Modern-day writers have the problem of procrastination and may be suffering from writer's block as well. Our idea of a successful and productive writing session is three hours of uninterrupted writing in a quiet place. But this is not happening regularly for most writers.

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The Five Minute Writing Session

Just find five minutes and start doing your work, with complete concentration. Write for five minutes with seriousness and focus. You would need to tell yourself that if you don't write for five minutes and wait for the ideal three hours of free time, along with coffee, you may never get any writing done.

It may be painful to come out of these creative five minutes and get back to regular work, so set your expectations right from the beginning: Five minutes is all you have got.

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Small wins compound over time

They make big goals seem manageable and achievable. 

They also help you to move closer to where you want to be and a constant source of motivation.

Teresa Amabile

Teresa Amabile

“Track your small wins to motivate big accomplishments.”

Pair big goals with small wins

Do this to ensure daily progress and motivation.

Because big goals can be demotivating: that burst of excitement at the beginning quickly wears off. Small wins keep your eyes on the process, not the result and help you see the progress you're making.