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Hybrid Pedagogy’s Jesse Stommel and our very own Charlotte Frost rethink academic life and writing productivity in this on-going series of hints, tips and hacks.
DON’T FOCUS. Infinite work time and space can be as daunting and defocusing as a blank canvas to an artist. If clearing the decks and getting some serious alone time with your laptop causes you to endlessly rethink your approach or even stare into space wistfully, then do not focus. Some of us work best in busy coffee shops surrounded by activity and noise. Some of us work best with an eye on social media, dipping in and out of inspiring discussion and keeping abreast of current news. If distractions actually help you work then don’t try too hard to banish them. (Jesse does all his most meaningful and important work while watching bad reality TV. Charlotte does hers while on Twitter.)
What else you should not do ? Maybe this tip can help you.