Tip: Start a list of words and phrases you tend to overuse. For me, this is “a bit” (among a lot of others). When you edit your first draft, be sure to look for these phrases and see if you can rewrite them.

Thought: “What we do in our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure time determines what we are.” – Confucius.

Teaser: What do you need to do to relax and recharge? What gives you the push to keep on going when you don’t want to? Make a list and once a week pick something to do.