If you’ve never participated in my online treat (or if you have), you’re in luck! I’m delighted to announce that I’m bringing Inspired back for a new session on July 14, 2018! If you’re on the fence about signing up or you need a reminder about how great it is and why it works, keep reading. A “writing retreat” can sound self-indulgent, but there’s actual research out in the world about how and why the writing retreat model helps people get more writing done and feel better about it. Instead of trying to cram your writing into weird chunks of time and trying to get writing done by yourself, a writing retreat gives you the dedicated time, structure, and community support to do your best work. You might even find yourself having fun!
Busyness has become a competitive sport, though one with few winners. Feeling like time is scarce triggers the same mental alarms as food or other scarcities. Once activated, those alarms cause us to make emergency short-term decisions that sometimes sabotage us in the long term. When we feel like time is a scarce commodity, the brain seems to only be able to focus on the scarcity: I don’t have enough time. Panic ensues. Our decisions become reactive rather than thoughtful responses to unfolding situations