At the end of every work wave, look forward, across the play and rest you’ll enjoy between now and the next 90 minutes.
Decide what that wave will be.
This sets up a link between what you are doing now and what comes next and sets up your subconscious to do the heavy lifting while you’re resting and playing.
Hemingway called it “leaving ink in the well” and when writing a long work aimed “always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.”
How do you choose what to do next, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed, or you have a great number of tasks you could choose to take the project forward.
Ask yourself: “what is the one thing I’d do if I could only do one thing?”
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