Creating Gaps

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” is an adage widely used in the training sector. Applicable to any activity, professional or personal, its simplicity invariably hits home. Yet getting started is often tough.

The plain white page can really spook us. Having something, anything, written allows us to play around with words, correct or change them and importantly move forward. ‘Just let the fingers or pen flow’ is sound advice from Time Management experts.

As an exercise in stress relief, the same idea is fun and often highly beneficial. Try it now. Take a piece of paper and for as long as you like just write whatever comes into your head. It’s not about collecting thoughts or brainstorming projects. It’s a moment just for you. There’s no need to worry about spelling, grammar and legibility, nobody needs to see what gets written. Enjoy the liberty of free expression.

OK, stop. Now destroy the page. That’s it. Exercise complete. How do you feel? Surprised, more relaxed, embarrassed because you didn’t do it? No problem. Whatever you feel is fine; it’s one of things that works for some and not for others.

As always, I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to drop me a line.

Happy writing and ciao for now.



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