I’m telling you the natural facts for what it’s worth. You make your own heaven and hell right here on earth.
It can leave you feeling discouraged, drained, and even depressed, wondering what’s wrong with me?
You have something to write.
Maybe it’s a book to support your life dream or business. Or maybe writing is a life dream in itself – but you just can’t find the time to write.
Well, you’re not alone.
This is actually the number one problem that writers report. And if you’re caring for anyone else such as parents or children, it becomes an even bigger challenge.
Well, there’s a solution, and it’s easier than you think. What would you say if I told you that you can find time to write . . . and still have time for your busy life?
In fact, I had a client who finished a book and is now in the process of publishing it because she used this technique.
It can be more than a just a dream. And these 3 simple tips are the keys to making it happen.
- Open your calendar and time block an hour a day, 5 days a week for the next 30 days. As one of my clients said, “you can always find an hour.” Look at your calendar. I can almost guarantee that you can find at least one hour a day that you can use to write. It should be the same time each day. Treat it like a weekly work meeting. It should be an uninterrupted hour. Where can you schedule it? These little “hours” add up quickly.
- Next, time block one or two longer sessions each month. Have you ever heard of a writing retreat? Well, this is your DIY retreat. Of course, you should use it to focus on writing. But you can also use it to strengthen your connection to yourself as a writer. I recommend between 2 and 4 hours a session.
- Celebrate, Commit, and Communicate. Once you’ve scheduled this time, you’ll have the first 30 days of your personalized writing schedule. So celebrate! Next, make sure to double-check and make sure it’s realistic. Could you do it during a demanding week? If your answer is yes, you’re ready to commit. Your next question should be: who do I need to talk to? The people in your life have the power to make or break your writing goals and dreams. They support you by holding you accountable, encouraging you, and helping you keep your schedule. Or . . . maybe they do the opposite of these things. Look around. Who has this power in your life? What do you need to say to them so they can step up as a supportive member of your team-awesome?