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How to Inspire and Encourage Yourself Past a Procrastinating Funk

What are foolproof ways you get your butt into gear?

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I’m not talking about motivation, although getting one’s butt into gear does require that. What I’m talking about is hard-hitting, reality check, self-instigated, omg-how-did-I-forget-how-urgent-this-is antidote to procrastination? (A.K.A. how to motivate yourself to keep writing even when you no longer want to.)

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Writing to Practice Thankfulness

To combat this world that distracts us at every turn (and because I’m firmly in the multitasking-doesn’t-work camp), I’ve been trying to read a book in the last hour or so of my day rather than doing work or reading on my laptop. (War and Peace, no matter how much I read of you, you never get shorter.)

I’m in this flow to remind my brain of how to focus on one thing, and because I read the Medium article The Two Habits That Changed My Life. This article simultaneously reminded me of my love for reading, and also my feeling of shame when I can’t finish a New Yorker article due to my short attention span (what happened to the days I could read all day and all night without budging?)

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Why I write: The history of writing and modern immortality

It was National #WhyIWrite Day not too long ago (Oct. 20th for those who are curious) and since I’m in the business of helping people write, I should take that day seriously. And this year, I took my reflecting to the next level.

And to answer the question, ‘Why do I write?’, I started with ‘Why do we write?’.

Yes, as in humankind.

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Why I Shut Up & Write

Where are you at 10:00am sharp on Saturday mornings? Sleeping in? Waking up? Waiting for brunch? I’m usually grabbing a seat at Mo Joe’s Cafe for a Shut Up & Write! marathon. To make it on time, I have to wake up before 8 in sleepy San Francisco to catch a just-shy-of-9 train that whisks me away to Berkeley and a spot at Mo Joe’s. Why do I bother? That first check-in.

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Goal oriented writing is the next big thing

Hello there!

TheRightMargin team has been super busy these last couple weeks cooking up some cool prototypes around making the goal-setting aspect of our workspace more robust and helpful for writers. Feel free to check them out:

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