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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

A Writer’s Guide to Not Writing

As writers, I feel that most of us are very familiar with a little thing called not-writing. Another name for this is...


I don't know about you, but here are the five things I use the most to aid me in the art of Not Writing.

1. Pinterest

This one is tricky because you can still sort of convince yourself that you’re writing. If you pin stuff related to your novels, it’s much easier to allow yourself to continue not-writing.

2. Netflix

It’s too easy to binge-watch. (Oh, I’m totally going to stop after this episode, said everyone ever. Oh, let me turn off the TV now, said no one ever.)

3. Tumblr (or your social media of choice)

I don't even think I need to elaborate.

4. Excuses

This can be anything from "Meh, you deserve a break," to, "You can write more later, just chill for right now."

5. The elusive "tomorrow."

I always believe I will start tomorrow, which is a bald-faced lie.

Spoiler alert: It never happens.

I feel like Shia LaBeouf has a very good point. Be right back, I'm going to go make my dreams come true.

How about you? What's your #1 favorite way to procrastinate?


  1. Yup! This post made me laugh. All of these are so very true. We love to procrastinate.

  2. This is funny. XD I've definitely used these methods to procrastinate. One of my biggest goals for the latter half of this year has been to NOT procrastinate and my life has benefited so much from it. Procrastinating got me into a tangled mess of stress in the summer.

    1. Agreed, it's been one of my goals too. It definitely helps a lot. When I do procrastinate, I also turn into a tangled mess of stress. So I totally get where you're coming from. XD Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love that Shia LaBeouf meme haha HE'S RIGHT DAMMIT. I do ALL THE THINGS EVER to procrastinate. Like, I can't even blame anything, because if I weren't watching TV shows, I'd be reading a book, and if I weren't reading a book, I'd be writing a post, replying to comments, commenting back, editing a video, or - and this is not an exaggeration - straight out stare at the wall to avoid doing the thing I should actually be doing. So, yes, I am very familiar with this concept :D


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