WRITING TIP: Know what to put off

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone,” advised Pablo Picasso. It would be interesting to see what would happen if we used this as a criteria for deciding what to do on a given day. Too often, we put off what is most nourishing to our soul in favor of quick comforts, unexamined habits, or secondary tasks. If you only have time to do one, would you rather die having an unmade bed and a sink full of dishes, or an unexplored story? Do you want to make sure you’re up to date with your facebook feed, or with your own wild mind and heart?