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My ridiculous writing routine

Last week I returned to creative writing after a while. Here’s my routine has been:

Turn off your phone. Then run. Then walk. Then meditate outdoors. Then walk some more. Then watch the turtles and fish from over the bridge. Try to forget all about yourself. …

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If you know how to read, odds are you feel like you’re not reading enough.

Like with exercise, most of us recognise the wonderful impact of reading more. We just can’t get ourselves to do it.

Life’s distractions don’t help our cause. But there’s something we do that directly contributes…

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Note: This letter was originally written to my email list, but in the spirit of the season, I’m sharing it with you as well.

Happy, Merry Everything

Celebration is the theme of this fortnight’s letter.

I hope you and your loved ones have a joyful and celebratory end to this year. Of course…

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Often, the questions we ask ourselves are supremely self-defeating.

When poorly aimed, our questions lead us up spirals of bitterness and self-loathing. They confuse our priorities, prey on our fears, and suspend us in misery.

This will not do.

What we need — especially when things aren’t going to plan…

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Its 9:30pm.

And you’re staring down the barrel of a lackadaisical day.

Perhaps you never really managed to show up to your work today. Or maybe you neglected someone that you needed to have been there for as a friend, relative or partner.

The day has been slipping you by…

Siddharth Chatterjee

Writer-philosopher. Essays on the first-principles of work, creativity and fulfilment.

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