How Writing for One Hour a Day Can Improve The Quality of Your Life
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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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.
Writing daily can help in improving our mental health.
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.
Create the right, distraction-free conditions to help you keep writing.
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.
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.
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The reason why we don’t do anything useful with our time is that we lack self-discipline.
But when you write every day, you strengthen your discipline. And you can transfer that better self-discipline to achieve anything in life.
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When you force yourself to write every day, you automatically become more aware of your thoughts. And self-awareness is one of the most important skills that predict career success.
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