Thought for the Day: Stop the “Busyness” — And Get Down to the Business of Writing!

This nugget of wisdom comes from Gina Hiatt‘s weekly newsletter, The Academic Ladder. I just had to share this wise and so-smart food for thought:

When you’re tempted to fill your days with a million little tasks, in lieu of writing, consider this:
“If busyness is an emotional complex, then it’s likely that when we are busiest, we are doing least. We can be extremely active without being busy, and busy without accomplishing anything. We may be feverishly engaged in some task and yet not truly focused on the matter at hand. The job may be merely a means to accomplish some other goal: to make money, to impress, or to prove oneself to another. Our busyness may be a way to avoid difficult emotions and thoughts, or we may simply believe that it’s important never to waste time.”

~ Thomas Moore The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life

Published by tianajohnson90

I am an oil-and-water combination of humor, ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, procrastination, and drive. I am an aspiring romance novelist who writes by the seat of her pants. Waging and sometimes winning a daily battle with procrastination, plots, characters, and the day job.

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