About a month ago, I went to see The Rembrandt at Steppenwolf Theatre. There’s a lot about the play to talk about, but one topic in particular has haunted me. When speaking about grieving, one character announced that the way to get through it is to learn something new.
This stuck with me.
I think it can be applied to more situations beyond grief, too. It occurred to me that learning something new is a way to cope with any setback life throws at you. Because, learning something new not only distracts your mind, it enhances your life.
So, as we ready ourselves for the New Year, I plan to learn new things. As many new things as I can. For myself, and my business.
Want to be a writer? Then write.
It’s basic advice, yet many continue to dream of a book with their name on it without putting pen to page or fingers to keys.
Here’s the thing about writing, it takes discipline. Yes, some have more talent than others. Yes, there is an element of luck—as there is in any profession—but the best way to begin tallying up writing successes is to write. Daily.
Not sure where to start? Here are three ways to start a daily writing habit:
How about you? Do you write daily? What motivates you?
Mali Anderson is a Chicago-based content creator. She creates blog posts, web copy, original photography, and feature articles.