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Recently, I have had to structure my life to a stricter order. Studying a law degree is a mission all on its own, but writing a novel and a short-story serial adds a lot of pressure to that. So I began to read about habit-building, focus, and self-improvement. Here are the fundamental points I picked up.

  • Use the gym: Exercise boosts your immune system, and gives you a weird increase in energy in all parts of your life. At the very least, get outside and go for a 20 minute run or 40 minute walk every two days.

  • Eat well: Fresh fruit and vegetables are considerably cheaper than meat and processed foods, and taste far better. Cutting down on sugar, sauces, and salt will also help you feel better.

  • Write/paint/work every day: You have a passion. Whatever that passion is, as long as it is productive or beneficial to you in some healthy way, seize it and work at it every single day. Few people really embrace their passion. It is safe to do it half-heartedly. At least then, if it fails, no one notices. But that won't ever help you become good enough to be noticed. So go for it.

  • Wake up: Set your alarm for the same time every day. Do this for a full month, and it will become habit. If you do need to sleep in, try to do so for only half an hour. Usually getting up will dispel any notion of collapsing back into bed.

These tips are not a guarantee of success. They won't make you a million dollars. But they do set the disciplined foundation to improve the rest of your life. Once you have practiced these for a month or two, start writing goals focused on your passion and direction in life.

#motivation #selfimprovement #art #writing #improve
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  • Reading: The Five Warriors
  • Drinking: Coffee

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What path would you walk if you carried a blade of incredible power?

At the age of fourteen, Raziel is compelled into an underground ruin, and meets a speaking sword. The imperial general in his town is infamous for acts of violence, and when Raziel’s family is randomly slaughtered, the boy is filled with bitterness and rage. The blade encourages him to carve a bloody path of revenge, promising the head of the emperor and the ultimate fall of the Rhotian empire.

Through a cruel twist of fate, a warchild named Alicia meets him. She can hear emotions as music and can control anyone's deepest urges with a single glance. Forcing Raziel into subservience for the death of her mother, she sets out on her own quest of self-discovery.

The blade is corrupting Raziel’s mind, while Alicia’s turbulent powers grow ever stronger. The empire is being torn apart by power struggles from within. The children must overcome their self-doubt and find a way to work together if they hope to withstand the forces set against them, and survive.

'A Canticle of Two Souls' is the first novel in the 'Aria of Steel' trilogy.

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TeoMegalion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the Llama!
I very very glad!
Watch to me - I draw more arts and will be better!
Have a nice day!
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transpotato Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the Llama! <3
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for faving  Medieval Town by GrimDreamArt  Steven!
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FinerSkydiver Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama my man! :D
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Evan-Harrey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student General Artist
thanks for the llama. awesome works
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