With my resistant feelings about working on my book this summer, I'm experimenting with more playful approaches to work.
This morning at AP English grading, I started the day by finishing up a folder of essays that I had already mostly graded the day before. As I quickly finished it, I got a little hit of accomplishment.
This makes me think that while some days are good days for breakfasting on amphibians, it might also be nice to start with a "win" on other mornings. What might a win look like--maybe a favorite show-offy yoga pose. For my writing, which is hard right now, it might mean just 15 minutes on "write or die," a little hit of productivity and timer-inspired inspiration.
This summer, it's all about making writing fun and sustainable. Tastier than a frog, anyway.
This is related to, but not identical to the idea of parking on a downhill slope: http://www.katherinefusco.com/yogini-in-academe/driving-uphill-is-a-hard-way-to-start-the-day