We are being asked to stay inside. What I'd like to offer you is to use this time to go inside yourself and ask: what have I realized that’s most important to me as a result of experiencing this global pandemic? It will be different for all of us as some are being asked to … Continue reading Explore Going Inside to See What’s Most Important
Many of us are programmed to feel good when we have produced something. I often hear from academics that they don’t feel productive when they are writing and so they don’t feel good about it. It feels like there is always more that could be done - a sentence tweaked or a word changed here … Continue reading How to Feel More Productive While Writing
If you are starting to exhaust from trying not ex/implode or you are lashing out at those around you and would like to take a more purposeful approach to managing what’s coming up for you, I would like to share a universal process built on many mentors, coaching and my own experience, that will support … Continue reading Are you Burning Out or Lashing Out?
This week I have pulled together 5 of my top resources that I see as being most supportive of you during this time. Without thinking about it too much, let your eyes be drawn to the one that feels correct for you. Then open it - just one and only one. Practise trusting that what's … Continue reading My Top Resources Chosen for You Right Now
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
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
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
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
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
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?