Time goes by so fast!
I started a new schedule this week, trying to remember how I balanced work, life, and writing. I wrote about seven manuscripts while balancing work, life, and writing. After ten months of having all the time in the world, I've narrowed my writing time to three hours. Again. And I find that I'm good with that. It makes me more focused on the task at hand and I don't peruse the internet, or waste time. I'm on a mission.
To spend time with my family.
To provide for my family.
And I do it by:
- Eating right and exercise. (I haven't started the exercise part.) It's important to be aware of your body and your mind. Eating a healthy meal and movement helps with that.
- Be aware of time. Every moment counts. Work and commute takes a chunk of that time. I get home at 5:00p, start dinner, spend time with kids. The house settles (ideally) at about 8:00p and I get some writing done until about 11p. If I wake up earlier--like today--I write posts, take a peek at what folks are doing online. Break times I plot and plan (for writing purposes, of course).
- Weekends are my friend. For the summer I hope to take the kids out during the day, clean house during the evening, and write. I'll schedule posts and anything else I have to do that's pending.
And that's pretty much it. Unfortunately, there's no magic pill. Time is not going to wait for me. My kids are going to continue to grow. The house is going to continue to need attention. I'm going to have to work, pay bills, clean... Those things probably won't go away. Realizing that and making amends with that is the first step to moving forward.
So...as the video below shows, be careful what you wish for.
I hope you all are having a great summer!