For ideas for my daily blog, I use the BBC News which is included on the Firefox browser in my computer. This quick and easy perusal of the headlines cuts out the need to flick through a daily paper.
For themes on the blog, I call on experience. One particular story sparks a memory.
For pictures on each blog post, I look up Google images on the subject I'm writing about.
For inspiration in my novel writing, I call on the beliefs and the attitudes of people I've met.
For reducing distraction, I must have quiet. Therefore, I abstain from apps. Does that count?
What I really want to write about are the apps I use for daily life. Application has many meanings. Under use, you also find: function, purpose, and relevance. Another meaning is treatment.
I treat my aging body well. Whereas once I sailed along smoothly, now I need more diligence to keep active and flexible. My favorite skin application is olive oil. I use three drops a day in each ear to keep the wax from drying into a hard ball so I can't hear properly, and mix olive oil with salt to rub on drying skin. Once a day, I walk as far as I am able.
First thing every morning, I sit down with a cup of tea and exercise my neck, face, back and arms. The routine is well established so I don't miss anything out. This single-mindedness has kept me as active as possible past the allotted fore score and ten years.
During this time, ideas for my writing slip into my mind without any effort. Some of the suggestions are inspirational. Perhaps I'm linked to the universal consciousness although I don't know how this could be possible. Yet, this effect falls into the category of application perfectly, making a link with the teachings of the Universal Law. Every action, every thought, every idle word sets up reactions. I concentrate on writing. My diligence sends a result.
A perfect app.