I'm a writer and painter and this is my thing.
Published on March 10, 2011 By cassiangrey In Writing

Project Typist

I've begun to believe that my current lifestyle is not cohesive with a regular schedule.  This makes it nearly impossible to set a consistent work time thus making it this section of the experiment impractical.  With that said, For me, schedule writing is a bad system to counter act writers block.

Even if I pretended that I had a normal day, coming home from work, having dinner then sitting at a desk to write, I still don't think its a good system.  The time that life interrupts this schedule I'd become angry and resentful of the who or why.  The time that I might be distract I'd feel like I wasted my time.  And just because you sit at a desk at the same time everyday doesn't mean you'll know what to type or have any ideas.  At the very best it's a good psychological way to trick your brain into thinking.  The thing for me is that I never have a problem thinking about new things, theorizing and coming up with project.  I have ideas that I'll never see done because I have too many ideas.

But fear not, this project goes on.  I'm skipping to the next one on the list: Exercise.  This system is based on the theory that increased blood flow to the brain will get you thinking.  Hopefully you've caught the fault (see above).  I was just saying that I have no shortage of thought.  Despite that I think this one might have some credibility.  It doesn't, however, have anything to do with blood flow.  I think that a brief exercise will help shut off the brain allowing you subconscious to go to work.  A large problem with writing and writer's block is over thinking.  Worrying about and focusing too much on something that is not a big deal and can be fixed later.

For this experiment I will do 50 jumping jacks ever 15 minutes.  I should note now that I have to reduce the experiment time to 2 hours due to lack of time in the day.  Since in the control I hadn't exceeded that 2 hour mark the numbers should be okay.  Though, you might argue that psychologically 3 hours might have made a difference.  So I'll repeat the control at the end.

P.s.  If you're wondering why theirs a delays between these project post it's because I have writer's block!

P.P.S  In case you didn't do the math that's 400 jumping jacks.


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