December 2 – Writing.
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta)
Picking the kids up from school, taking them to school, washing their hair, helping them with their homework, working in their classroom. Grocery shopping. Laundry. Dishes. Sweeping. Work. Email. Contract review. Reading books for book club.
Basically, I have very, very, very little time to myself. I wake up to a noisy house with tons of things going on, to get done, to clean up, to prepare, to be on top of. I am never ahead. I never have “free” time. Once the day starts, I am basically screwed.
I have eliminated a lot of obligations that are non-essential over the past year. I had said yes to so many things, things I wanted to do, that were important….but really were not essential. But still, such busy days.
I would like to MAKE TIME for writing each day. Jeff just started being in charge of the morning scramble to get everyone out to door to school, so that I can have some time to myself each morning. This is where that time can come from.
I have felt the need to fill up that time with an hour of quiet work (not writing, but work that I get paid for….ah, the bottom line), but I really need to have this time for myself. And be selfish and insistent upon it. Get up early (6:30 maybe), go for a walk or run, sit quietly for 15 minutes and then write for 30 minutes. Every morning. I think I can do it. I know I can.
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