Working and Playing

Lately, it has been difficult to concentrate on creative tasks. For one my health has been bad and secondly, I have had other things to do. I have a deadline to finish writing two books by summer next year. So what I have been doing is doing small baby steps- like reading something on the train on the way to an appointment and then transferring my thoughts on to the manuscript when I get back. Or when I meet someone new, I ask their opinion on what I am writing. What they might say might trigger off something else and I put this into the writing too. This might be a sentence or two, but at least it is something to keep me on track. Work can be play and play can be work. As L P Jacks said

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both”


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