One hour of writing
Writing for an hour a day can improve your personal and professional life.
A lot can be accomplished by a focused hour of creation time, in which you are not disturbed. Deep creativity tasks, when done just a little daily, can become a lot in a year.
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To start writing an hour a day: Figure out which part of the day you are doing unessential or no work.
Then, instead of starting with the notion that you will write for an hour, just focus on the fact that you will sit, open a notepad or your laptop, and will write.
Writing daily can help in improving our mental health.
Create the right, distraction-free conditions to help you keep writing.
We tend to underestimate incremental progress. Successful people have a willingness to set micro goals and focus on the process instead of the end goal. It is natural for many to miss this as they cannot see the immediate progress.
Keep the noise out by using noise cancellation headphones, if possible.
You can also put soothing instrumental or beats oriented music that doesn't distract you but keeps out the noise.
The smartphone is the biggest culprit towards your constant distraction.
Leave your smartphone in some other room for an hour to focus on your writing.
Knowledge workers aren't factory workers. There is no direct correlation between how much time they spend on the job and their output.
For knowledge workers, the 8-hour workday doesn’t make sense. It doesn't account for diminishing returns with our productivity and attention spans. To increase efficiency for modern knowledge workers, we have to consider what is not essential priorities.
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