The Comfort Pursuit

‘ENOUGH’- The importance of limit-setting for writing

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“(…) limit-setting means learning to . . .

1. ​Start writing before you may feel you’re ready.

2. ​Finish writing before you may feel you’re ready.

3. Know when you’ve done enough with your writing project.

Knowing when you’ve done enough or that you can begin without over-preparation is a critical skill in writing efficiently and painlessly. Without this kind of knowing, writing problems loom at the ready. Without limit-setting, professors expose themselves to an especially insidious kind of stress–of never being able to leave campus feeling they’ve done enough.”

Boice, Robert. Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing (The New Forums Press Scholarly Writing and Research Series Book 1) (Kindle Locations 1426-1432). Scholarly Writing and Research. Kindle Edition.

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