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How to Recover From a Mistake When You Are Writing – Self Improvement Article

  Last Updated: August 3, 2019Let’s be clear: no matter how hard we try to avoid them. Sooner or later–usually sooner–we’re all going to make yet another mistake.That sucks.Of course it sucks.When you discover you’ve been barking up the wrong tree there’s nothing you can do to get back the time and the energy you so liberally wasted.In fact, the arrow of time goes only in one direction, and to my knowledge no one has discovered how to reverse it…

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Burnout – What It Is and How to Prevent It – Self Improvement Article

  Last Updated: September 13, 2019The World Health Organization defines burnout as the result of chronic workplace stress that hasn’t been successfully managed.Important symptoms of burnout comprise feelings of energy depletion, a growing mental distance from your job, and reduced professional productivity.However, I would say burnout can result from any kind of activity, not just from a job. In fact, the moment you find you are tired most of the time; you find a growing emotional distance from the things…

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Linguistics – how we relate to language

How we relate to language – we paint our faces with it yet we need a tool, a mirror, to see the end result of our efforts. It has always fascinated me how we relate to language. We use it every day, constantly and quite skillfully. Yet we know little about how it works. Think of it. We yell at the dog to get him off the sofa. We pause a moment to make sure we have actually scared the…

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Why do writers write. Or rather, why do I write?

Money. We all know it can’t buy happiness. But, as Groucho Marx said, “it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.” And that’s something. Or not? In any case, on one thing we can all agree. If someone wants to become filthy rich and do that real fast, writing is not the way to go. Indeed, this should be immediately apparent if we stop a second and think about the time and effort even a single book requires.…

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