Tag: concentration

Productivity, Writing

More Focus + Fewer Projects = Increased Productivity

Focus

I am the poster child for having the focus of a squirrel caught in traffic. At one point, I had no less than six novels going, plus a bunch of half-baked short stories and several freelancing projects. Oh, and I thought it would be a good idea to learn nine languages on DuoLingo. And I’m …

Hobbies, Play

13 Reasons to Do Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles

In our world of electronic gadgetry, the old-fashioned jigsaw puzzle gets short shrift. It’s not sexy or exciting, some think, so it can’t possibly be any fun. But jigsaw puzzles are a great source of entertainment. As you pass the jigsaw puzzles in the toy department on the way to the more glamorous Legos, Leap …

Learning, Personal, Platform Building, Social Media

Overcoming the Social Media Brain Crash

Social Media Brain Crash

I never was much of a fan of social media. I never understood the hype or the joy that people derive from giving their entire lives over to the computer. Since I didn’t have a need to be on it and had plenty of other things to do with my life, I stayed away. All …

Productivity, Writing

Improve Your Concentration

Concentration cube

I used to be one of those people who could lose themselves in a book or task for hours. I could concentrate and focus on whatever I was doing until it was done. I took it for granted that this was just an ability I had. And then I started to lose it. Gradually I …

Reading, Writing

Become a Better Writer: Preserve and Improve Your Reading Skills

Reading

It’s no secret that reading and writing go hand in hand. Most successful writers are avid readers. We learn our craft by reading and dissecting the works of others. We take inspiration from them and we learn from their failures. But our reading skills may not be what they once were. New research shows that …