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.
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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.
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.
If your reader has to use Google or a dictionary to decipher what you’re trying to say, they’re going to feel annoyed.
Avoid jargon - it makes you sound pretentious, and it can further alienate your reader. Instead, write the way you talk. Keep it natural and direct.
Just as we have minimum recommended dosages of vitamins and minutes of exercise for maintaining physical health, we should understand that we also have to be rigorous about the minimum dose of deliberate learning that will maintain our economic health.
Those who do not keep learning will be left behind, stuck in a job, or unemployed.
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.