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Week 18 | Understanding Flow

As I've mentioned in pervious weeks creation updates, I've really been enjoying writing. It's gotten to the point where I want to write a book about something. A fact that I've mentioned in other updates as well. However, I don't think I'm quite there yet. I still need to get some reps in for practice.

About 10 years ago, I thought I was going to be a writer. I started a few blogs and did some content writing for a chrome extension. It gave me some practice, but it was content marketing work. Nothing really in-depth. And, I think I'm still kind of stuck in that style of writing. I've never really written longer pieces. Nothing that really tells a story, anyway. Which is a shame, because all of my favourite writing is non-fiction storytelling.

In an attempt to get better at it, and to practice editing, I think for the majority of the rest of this project, I'm going to focus on trying to write longer personal pieces. Pieces that try to tell the story of something I've been thinking about, have discovered or want to discover. I want to get better at bringing people on a journey of research and exploration with me.

My first attempt at doing that is this weeks post, called Understanding Flow. I was stuck in the dumps after a day of not feeling productive. I was struggling to get work done, and it was causing me stress and anxiety. Which says a lot more about my unhealthy view towards work than anything else, really. Nonetheless, it caused me to scratch at the surface of trying to understand the concepts of Flow. And, I actually think I have a much better understanding of myself and how to setup my work day for success because of it.

Here's the link: https://alexcaza.com/personal/understanding-flow