Why You Should Pour Yourself a Glass of Water and Write for 15 Minutes Today

Why You Should Pour Yourself a Glass of Water and Write for 15 Minutes Today

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  1. Thanks, for the post. I write for five minutes at the park every morning before I start my daily exercise and, it seems to be some of the best writing because I am completely focused on just my thoughts.
    I tried doing this at the end of my day and I found that I was still in work mode and could not bring out the creative side as easily as I do in the morning.
    I’ll shoot for 15 minutes tomorrow and see how that works out.

    Thanks, Troy Moore

  2. Such sound advice. Both hydrating and freeing of the mind. Personally, I write far more than 15 minutes a day because it’s what I do, but when it comes to writing in a journal, 15 minutes is a great aim for me.

    I tend to monitor my writing progress based on the number of words. This is the easiest way for me to measure it with both client projects and my own projects. With my journal writing, I keep a dream book, so I monitor my progress by using dots next to my goals showing I completed it for the day. I also re-read what I have written often to remind myself of where I was and where I am going.

  3. Okay. I can write more than 15 Minutes but when it comes to monitoring myself with my writing, it was a deal for me. While writing, I used to take breaks but it really disturbs the flow of writing which ultimately ruins the magic of reading for readers.
    But from now on, I will make myself prepare for that, of course with a glass of water.
    That was pretty good read. Thank you, Stefanie, for sharing it.

  4. Thank you for this wonderful article! I was about to start the practice of writing for 15 minutes a day. Definitely, am gonna push me to do the same.

  5. I’m a full-time copywriter, so I rarely have the time/energy to focus on my own creative writing. I may try to implement this into my [still-forming] morning routine or during my lunch break. Perhaps that will give me the push I need to do some of my own writing after the workday is complete. Thanks for the tip!

    • It’s tricky to fit in extra writing time when you write all day for work. I decided on 15 minutes as the tip for this article because I think most people do have an extra 15 minutes in their day if they prioritize carefully. It’s not too big of a commitment, but those sessions can add up to progress over time. 🙂

  6. What I enjoyed about this post is the emphasis placed on aspects around writing and not so much on the more spoken details of writing.

    When we do anything, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the task at hand or how we feel about it and things like that can take away from the goal of what we’re trying to do whether it’s about writing or any other goal at hand.

    You’re absolutely right on the points that have been highlighted in this article about:
    Taking time away from responsibilities
    Taking time to celebrate wins
    And on the subject of fine tuning.

    Even more importantly the connection between water and clarity is something so understated and yet is so well received. I absolutely love the symbolism.

    When you’re intentional about the self reflection that is addressed in what you’ve written here, it isn’t just about the task of writing but in anything that we are investing our time in to as well.

    Yes, writing requires our attention but so does the preparation before we engage in the task, our attention while we’re engaged in that task and everything we do after it that is still ultimately connected to the writing that we do too.

  7. Sounds like a more productive form of free writing. I’ll try it on my commute and see if anything interesting pops up.

  8. These are amazing tips. I barely have a few minutes within the day to think about those that are not on my priority list. I think it’s time to actually put some daydreams into reality. I’ve been thinking a lot about eBook writing lately (before I go to bed) but have no idea where to start or what topic to focus on. This 15 minutes of clarity looks like the answer; the door to that opportunity I’ve always daydreamed. Thank you!

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