Have you ever woken up with a sense of dread because you’re absolutely sure you do not have enough time to get it all done? That’s how I felt this morning – totally pressured and maybe even a bit panicked.
I’ve been here before – maybe you have too. I’ve learned a bit about what works for me to ease the stress.
There really are only 24 hours in a day
What seems to happen to me at some deep level some part of me believes I have infinite time. I’ll rock along with that notion until it collides with the reality of the 24 hour day. Then the stress and fear kick in.
This becomes, if you will, my first step. I recognize I’ve lost track of the fact that there really are only 24 hours in the day.
I start timing everything I do
The next step for me is to start timing everything I do – during my work hours. Okay, not everything, but most things. [click to continue…]
By Allison VanNest of Grammarly.com
What are run-on sentences? Contrary to popular belief, they’re not just really, really long sentences. Run-on sentences are actually two independent clauses (i.e. complete thoughts with a subject and predicate) that have been fused together without the correct punctuation.
A run-on can be as simple as: “I like piña coladas I like long walks on the beach.” Now, most of us would look at that sentence and immediately see that something is wrong. For many writers, there’s a temptation to fix the problem with a comma. However, this is still a run-on sentence: “I like piña coladas, I like long walks on the beach.” Now it’s what’s known as a comma splice.
To fix the issue, you have five options: a period, a semicolon, a semicolon plus a conjunctive adverb, a comma with a coordinating conjunction, and dropping the second subject. Let’s look at each of them in turn. [click to continue…]