Wednesday is songwriting day / goals as compasses

Laura Kidd
4 min readAug 12, 2021

Wednesday is songwriting day. This is a new development.

I’ve been asking myself the question lately — what am I spending my time on? Am I dictating how my minutes and hours are spent, or are outside forces in charge?

A few years ago a friend gave me a copy of a book called “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. I devoured it, and quickly moved on to his other books “Deep Work” and “Digital Minimalism”. I was struck by the simple but very powerful concepts he wrote about, and started to make some changes.

Laura Kidd

Mindful productivity, digital minimalism, creativity and music. Solo artist Penfriend, “Attention Engineer” podcast host. She/her.