Writing every day for 365 days, I’ve learned to reduce procrastination.
Where did your time go? You were starting to do something meaningful, and then you discovered yourself spending hours on a hamster wheel.
By slowly building a daily writing habit, you can improve your ability to focus on a task. Writing is concentration. You need to gather your attention on something specific to write. You could either launch yourself into a creative writing flow or research a topic to write about: for your intellectual pleasure or because you need it for school or work.
While writing, you are demanding the best energies from your mind and your body. You are concentrating your life essence into creating something meaningful and useful.
Writing you can reduce the “black hole” time. You will engage people on Social Media only when you have formed elaborated thoughts rather than dripping and fleeting words (and memes).
You will be browsing the Internet, intending to know more about your interests rather than mindlessly navigating an infinite void.
You will be more conscious and intentional in your web searches and researches.
You will discover the urge to curate your information sources: podcasts, blogs, newsletters, and forums. You will grow a desire to reduce or mute all notifications on all of your devices.
Writing helps to improve your focused and intentional productivity by eliminating waste and distraction.
This is Essay 11 of 30 in the my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days
- The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
- Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
- Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
- Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
- Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
- Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
- Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
- Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
- Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
- Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
- Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
- Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
- Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
- Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
- Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
- Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
- Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
- Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
- Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
- Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
- Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
- Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
- Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
- Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
- Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
- If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
- Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
- The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)