NaNoWriMo 2019 News!

The weeks have been absolutely flying by — along with all the deadlines that come with the last stretch of the year when you work in magazines. With the worst of the deadlines behind me now (I hope, because, wow, we were extremely busy), I realised about a week ago that NaNoWriMo is literally aContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2019 News!”

On Being Unsocial: Why I Deleted Twitter and Facebook from My Phone

I’d had it. For the umpteenth time, I found myself having spent over 40 minutes scrolling through the neverending timeline that is Twitter — and getting angry and worked up. Not over the Big Things, mind you that I could get being worked up about. It was me getting worked up because of petty littleContinue reading “On Being Unsocial: Why I Deleted Twitter and Facebook from My Phone”

Small moments and long-term goals

When you suffer from chronic illness – whether physical or mental – there are small moments to celebrate that which ‘should’ be mundane moments of life. For example, there is seeing the sunrise and being awake before the rest of the world starts its noisy scuffle to get kids to school on time, to beContinue reading “Small moments and long-term goals”

Thoughts on deep work and avoiding distraction

Cal Newport makes a very good argument that what he calls “deep work”, which is basically work which requires constant concentration and must be done without interruption, is on the decline as distractions like social media become more invasive in almost everyone’s everyday lives.