Around the web


More links that have caught my eye around the web this last week or two..


“Constant Task Switching By Leo Babauta

I know I’m losing focus when I’m constantly jumping around from task to task.

This is a “red flag” for me — a sign that I’m doing something wrong. You’ve done it too: switching from one browser tab to another, opening various emails and other messages, checking on this and that. No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.”

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I’m fascinated by the routines of other writers. Judging by the numbers of posts I find on the subject, it looks like other people are as well. Here are snippets of writing routines of authors such as William Gibson, Ernest Hemingway, E.B. White and Sonia Sontag:




Do you have a problem with procrastination? An interesting article on the ‘Few Minutes’ principle.

“We all know there’s really only one way to beat procrastination, and that’s to suck it up and to get the hell on with it. But, like most of life’s challenges, being told just ‘what’ to do, is often as unhelpful as it is obvious.”




And finally a puppet’s explanation of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. (And the most succinct version I’ve ever seen!)