This is a bonus post directing you to one of the latest Brain Pickings posts – The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness. The post pulls together many happiness studies, a TedX talk and other findings, providing convincing proof that a key to our happiness, writer or not, is in focusing on the here and now. There is also a link to a list of the seven must-read books on happiness.
So, we’re not just talking about focus for the sake of getting tasks done, focus and immersive living in the now are keys to our own happiness.
Core Habit: Focus on your writing tasks at hand today, now.
- Brain Pickings -for all kinds of thoughts for writers.
- The 7 Step Method for finding focus in writing and Monk Mind: How to increase your focus– Zen Habits
|focus: a simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction – free ebook in PDF form available here at the Zen Habits site, or get the Kindle version with additional chapters.|
This blog post participated in April 2013’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge, along with many other blogs on subjects as diverse as writing, foodie blogs or mummy blogs.
This blog post is part of a themed series or pack on Writer’s Core Habits. I acronym this as WCH or WCHP © . Do a search for these tags, and you will find more in the series.
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