Tag: TV

Career, Creativity, Hobbies, Learning

Why Characters in Books, Movies and TV Shows Don’t Watch TV

TV

[Disclaimer: I know that the characters in books and on TV are fictitious. In this piece I’m not implying that these people are “real” in any way. I’m merely using them as an example to make a point. So no, I’m not nuts enough to really believe that these people live real lives inside the …

Creativity, Personal, Productivity

The Joy of an Analog Day

Analog nature

Once a week I make it a point to turn off everything digital and live in the real world. That means no cell phone, no laptop. No social media, no TV. No tablets, no texting. I can hear a lot of you screaming at the mere thought of such a day. What would you do? …

Hobbies, Personal, Reading

Breaking The Completionist Cycle

Completionist Dead End

I admit it: I’m a completionist. I am compelled to finish a book series, watch a TV series to the end, collect all the expansions for a board game, or buy/see every movie in a franchise. Anything I start, I have to finish. I am the person that the phrase “Collect ’em all!” was coined …

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 …

Creativity, Writing

Imagination Killers

Imagination

Having just finished NaNoWriMo and the survived the first round of holiday nuttiness, I thought I’d share something that I learned. (Relearned, actually, because I’ve kind of known this all along. The past month has just given me a brutal refresher course.) There are things out there that will actively suck your imagination clean out …