SLOW DOWN, you write too fast, you got to make the morning last …
Saturday Aug. 24, 2019
Do we ever discover enough?
Suggestions bombarding my ears, few strike my center.
When they do, I pay attention.
I’ve re-learned, this altogether re-trains my mindset for everything: before bathroom, before coffee, somewhat late in my sojourn, I’ve re-adopted making my bed as first order of business before anything, before everything.
No matter time constraints – getting day’s first thing done, done right, and completed before moving to what’s next.
Things we don’t expect often help save time, speed up, or improve work.
This gem – a tip to help anyone who writes anything. Few tips help me as simply, as quickly, and as convincingly as this one, so here it is: a writing conference presenter, and editor, said “I have Merriam-Webster open on my desktop all the time”, ready reference for editing, particularly with regard to correct usage of hyphenated words, idioms etc.
THAT’s BRILLIANT. My needs, more basic. Finding that better word. Writing a better sentence. Building stronger paragraphs. More significantly, by trying this which is now part of my writing routine – just a click away from definitions, thesaurus and every similar word. I’ve become more deliberate, just because of that one suggestion.
I wonder if anyone ever compiled a book of great suggestions to make life better?
make my bed
open Merriam-Webster tool
p.s.: yesterday’s unexpected head start: home from a Toastmasters meeting Thursday night, mentally wired – so much energy, yet exhausted from physically ‘high output’ day, I collapsed on my bed, channel-surfed TV to see if there was anything worth watching before getting ready for sleep – woke at 6:30AM Friday fantastically rested, my bed already made!