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Friday, November 30, 2012

The 7-Step Method to Find Focus for Writing | Leo Babauta, zenhabits

Blogger Babauta says he's figured out a few things that help prevent him from procrastinating on his writing. He writes in this blog:
It’s my writer’s rehabilitation program, and I offer it here to all of you in hopes that it will help.
Here's a summary of his seven steps:
  1. Set a writing block. ... You have to set a block of time. ...
  2. Create accountability. Tell someone else you’re going to start writing ...
  3. Clear distractions. Just before your writing block, turn off the Internet. ...
  4. Notice your resistance to starting. Let it go, and focus on just getting started. ...
  5. Imagine you’re talking to a specific friend when you start writing ...
  6. Notice the tightness you feel as you start. ... Let it go, relax, enjoy the writing.
  7. Watch the urge to go do something else. ...
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Babauta's blog is featured today, Nov. 30, in my daily online paper, Garbl's Simple Dreams--available at the Simplicity tab above and by free email subscription.

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