So my task of writing every day already lapsed. I didn’t even last a week. And it wasn’t for lack of trying, but rather lack of time. When we’re actually out doing things, meeting up with friends, watching football games, I forget about things like my website and personal goals I set for myself. Until I woke up in the middle of the night, repeatedly, feeling like I failed in under a week and stressed out about what that means for me as a person and writer.
As I learned at Creative Mornings on Friday, if you have anxiety find a way to use it, and see what you can learn from the impetus of the anxiety. I’m attempting to do that this morning. I was anxious because I missed an easy task that really does not take that much time to accomplish. I’ve learned that just wanting to do something at some point in the day is not the best timeline for me—I’ll wait until the last minute and it may or may not get done.
What I’ve decided to do now is to ‘schedule’ my writing time. Not necessarily say I’ll be writing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., but saying I’ll have a post up before noon, rather than by the end of the day. Hopefully this helps.
Do you have any ideas for fitting your goals into a busy schedule?