Walk the dog.
Pine forests are best for really long walks. The needles make a springy, well-drained soil which is easy on the joints and never too muddy.
Submitting a piece of writing, or even hitting “publish” on your own blog, feels sublime. The slog of writing is over, the deadline has been hit (or missed, but at least it’s not getting any missed-er). But the satisfaction glistens with a greasy sheen of anxiety. How many mistakes are hidden in that document? Checking…
ADHD affects an offensively large section of behaviour called executive functioning.
Executive functioning, when it’s, er, functioning, helps you plan, keep track of time, pay attention and — importantly for this article — bolsters your working memory and helps you think creatively.
Long-term and permanent writing and editing jobs in the UK: not easy to net, but worth it for a writer or editor who wants a bit of stability and experience. Career writers and editors spend years grafting at a desk job, then try working from home, then pop back into the corporate world, then miss…
Podcasts are double-uppers. They entertain me while I rinse dishes. They educate me as I stride, with an air of misleading purpose, from house to coffee shop and back again.
I was introduced to podcasts late in the game – bored, exhausted and sans television after a move in 2015, I Googled “QI facts radio show”.
There were lots of choices for blue light blocking glasses – some more legit-sounding than others (I’m not sure if my chakras need realigning through light therapy or not, but I’d like to keep the issues separate).
Zen in the Art of Writing is a window into the mind and working process of a man
famed for his prolific, beautiful prose. It is an immensely valuable resource.
Most importantly, it is delightful. Bradbury used words in new and
delicious ways whenever he wrote; including in his meta work. There is a
physical pleasure to be had in reading his words.
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