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How to Stop Interruptions When Writing From Home

As we are all adjusting to working from home, there are all sorts of interruptions and a need to set boundaries and negotiate with others around our time.  My favourite way of approaching boundaries is to get clear for yourself first around what's ok and what's not ok and also what the consequence is --that … Continue reading How to Stop Interruptions When Writing From Home

It’s Time to Write, and Differently

https://youtu.be/wVwkgO4u1y8 A Time to Write, And Differently Transcript of 9 minute YouTube Broadcast By now, you have probably done all of the immediate, emergency required work that was needed to close your offices and research.  You are beginning to adjust to working from home, having virtual meetings and connecting with colleagues.And, suddenly, for academics,  it’s … Continue reading It’s Time to Write, and Differently

How to Stop Being Distracted by Others During Your Writing Time

There are so many types of distractions that come up while we are writing. Last week I talked about how to support yourself with the distractions that you come up with for yourself, mostly in your mind. This week, in Part II of how to stop being distracted from your writing, I am sharing about … Continue reading How to Stop Being Distracted by Others During Your Writing Time

How to Stop Being Distracted During Your Writing Time

Last week we talked about how to create time in your calendar. One of the first challenges that I support my clients with is once they have created time for writing in their calendar, how do they arrive at that time and write? How do they stay focused on writing even when there is not … Continue reading How to Stop Being Distracted During Your Writing Time

How to Create a Writing Time that Works for You

Intellectually, we all know that in order to create time to write, we need to actually create time to write. It sounds simple and yet is so difficult. We often let our day/email/others/schedule guide us instead of us choosing what we are going to create with our day. If you are tired of feeling scattered … Continue reading How to Create a Writing Time that Works for You

What Are Your Beliefs About Writing?

 Beliefs are thoughts that we think over and over and over again. They are usually based on really old patterns, or programs that we may have in place that benefitted us at some time for some reason. When our beliefs serve us and support us they are amazing!  When our beliefs are not serving us, … Continue reading What Are Your Beliefs About Writing?

Warning! If You Stop Working to Exhaustion You May Become More Productive

The other night my intention was to work until 9 and then take some time to myself. I wasn’t done everything that I wanted to get done and I was questioning whether I should push through or let go of what I wanted to get done and stay with my intention of my bedtime meditation, … Continue reading Warning! If You Stop Working to Exhaustion You May Become More Productive

Being Reminded

This week I participated in this phone call:  Hello? Hello, is this Melissa? Yes.This is the doctor's office calling Yes.I am calling to remind you that you have an appointment tomorrow at 930.Yes.Thank you.Thank you. ByeBye. For some reason this call felt sort of awkward. I have the appointment in my calendar and I am committed to … Continue reading Being Reminded

From Stream to Story

A colleague of mine shared that a 1950s paper written in a top tier journal was written in a stream of consciousness and there was no story.  My, how things have changed! On one hand, I can see a certain beauty or truth in the data being presented as a stream of consciousness. It is … Continue reading From Stream to Story

Cultivating High Energy for Your Writing

This week I noticed I was feeling a bit ho-hum about a particular writing task. I knew didn’t want to feel bored, annoyed, suffocated, which was how I was feeling. And, what I really wanted was to have fun, enjoy my strengths of language and creativity, to feel free, breathing and alive while completing this … Continue reading Cultivating High Energy for Your Writing