Happy Friday everyone. Here’s something to reflect on over the weekend perhaps…
Today’s read is about 7-9 minutes. Post read pondering not included. I read this article, parked it thinking it’s something I’ve read before, and then I checked the date and realised it was posted this week! But I have read articles just like this. So have you probably. And here’s why I decided to share this one instead of the others I read this week; because it isn’t new. Maybe all these writers just read the same source article (see Friday Reflections 1202…) or maybe there is just a few simple ways to be more productive. I like the fact it confirms what we already know, and just need to get on and do it.
Some more to add to the tips though. It can take time to get into a routine. I may have mentioned previously the Seinfeld technique for writing. Every day Jerry Seinfeld sat at his desk and did nothing or write jokes. Not a typo. He trained himself to sit at the same time every day and be creative. If he didn’t write anything for the hour, okay, but he couldn’t do anything else. No reading or watching TV. Write, try writing things, or stare at the empty page. Over time his mind became used to the pattern and it became easier. That what I like about routine.
For music I prefer something rhythmic but without lyrics to concentrate. Classical music, background noise or Lo-fi. You’ve all heard Lo-fi I’m sure(elevators, cafés) just not heard of it maybe. Try it. I like it for a change. Link below
Last week’s riddle question and answer; What can hold water even though it’s full of holes? The official answer was a Sponge, and I got a few of them, but pints for the more imaginative answer too; a human, the titanic….
This week’s riddle is borrowed from a friend who shared it with me last week; What has roots that nobody sees, is taller than trees, up up it goes, yet never grows?
Did you know? Should you ever want to look back on old versions of these, you can find them here https://www.illuminategroup.com.au/category/blog/
Time for a moment to reflect, I think.