Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I optimize daily writing?”
“Start tomorrow’s piece today.
Strategically leave it unfinished.
This is an example of what I call an open process. By leaving the process open, your mind will continue to work on it in the background.
Some processes you want to leave open, others you want to close.
Recurring thought patterns, for instance, are often a sign of an open process in need of closure.
Similarly, if you don’t set an endpoint for your workday, your mind may remain stuck in work mode. Another open process in need of closure.
We can expand this into a general principle:
Learn to artfully open and close processes.“