7 Ways to Get Your Productivity Back After a Holiday or Vacation

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The dreaded day of going back to work after a holiday is here. Just thinking about all that you have to get done this upcoming week urges you to pull the covers up further over your eyes.

This day isn’t going anywhere, so you might as well face it by being in control of your own destiny!

While your mind may still be at the beach or the family barbeque, today is about being back at work. And if you don’t have time to get behind, I suggest you try out these productivity tips after a holiday or vacation.

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4 Ways You Can Be Creative on Command

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Sometimes, creativity is a choice. You miraculously have the afternoon free to take on your creative project, be it writing, painting, crafts or whatever else lets you be expressive.

Sometimes, creativity is not a choice. You have more days than not in your career where a creative solution from you is needed either minutes before the end of the day or at a high-peak, high-stress moment.

That’s why I wrote this blog post.

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Making Camp NaNoWriMo Work When Life Doesn’t

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Here’s how Camp NaNoWriMo goes for me: I pick out a writing project that I’m psyched to write, yet I find myself with the mantra “I’ll start it tomorrow” because of work and family commitments and errands until I find myself with the month over and no words written.

Has this happened to you?

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20 Ways to Write More Throughout the Year

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You can’t search for ways to write more as if each day of the year is the same. Some days are longer or shorter than others. Some days are warmer or colder than others. Some days are more eventful than others.

You have to craft a writing strategy that allows you to write more season by season.

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When Should You Share Your Writing? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

When Should You Share Your Writing? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
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Think of a story that you loved reading. Remember how hard the protagonist worked towards the goal? Remember the hardships the hero had to face and conquer before a resolution was reached?

Did you stop reading when the conflict increased? No, that’s the best part!

Now think of writing your story in the same way as a story. Writing is a journey full of multiple drafts, red pens and pondering where to go next.

And journeys are often an experience that’s shared. But when should you share your writing?

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