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Stuck in the Middle: Conquering Writer’s Block

The nightmare begins something like this: The Writer is in her groove, typing or scribbling away. The words are flowing beautifully, then, suddenly… nothing. The Writer has hit a wall. All momentum vanishes. She can’t focus. She can’t think. The frustration boils over, and the words are abandoned. Pretty scary, huh? Every writer has moments like this, especially during National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a NaNoWriMo. Maybe you’re stumped about what

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Don’t Put it Off: Procrastination

We all procrastinate. Whether it’s hitting the snooze button again, not wanting to go to the dentist, or putting off an unpleasant task awaiting you (you know, that one …), we all have things we love to do and things we hate to do. We do them — eventually; the question is, what will it take to get us to do them? That sage of the early 20th century, Robert

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Do vs. Done Lists: Jot Down Your Small Wins to Amplify Success

If you’re reading the Evernote Blog, chances are you’re someone who loves to get things done. To move the needle. But have you ever had the suspicion that the way you’re approaching your to-do list and overall task planning is hindering your effectiveness? Perhaps your processes are increasing stress or anxiety (known disruptors to problem-solving) and clouding your creative thought.   The power of progress It’s interesting to note that

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