Monday, December 1, 2014
distractions and how to increase our productivity. As always, you offered great insight in our discussions. I appreciate your varied perspectives!
In the post on productivity, I mentioned using snippets of time - previously unproductive pockets of time like waiting for a phone call, etc. to chip away at the to-do list. One of you mentioned that you often use that time to chill.
This is an excellent point.
Having down time is just as important as productive time. If we go 24/7 (or nearly so) we are headed for burnout. And burnout is no fun. At all.
How do you spend your down time? For me, it can include a few quiet moments, vacation or day trip, exercise, time with family and friends, a good book or movie, shopping, and a restful night's sleep. Good old fashioned fresh air and sunshine works wonders, too.
I'm sure you'll agree, the benefits are priceless, reaping better relationships and quality of life. A rested, non stressed writer is more likely to see creativity and words flow, enjoying the process from start to finish.
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A Humorous Visitor
Please join me next Monday when I feature Jeanette Levellie's latest book, The Heart of Humor. Jeanette's first book, Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top is a winner, and I expect this one will be too!
Do you think down time is important? How do you rest and recharge?
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