I have heard people say, “I want to write a book, but it is hard finding time to write”. Growing up I was told that I didn’t know how to write. In 2007, I stepped out and drafted and published my first book. Currently, I am working on my third. With a very busy schedule at times, it may feel hard finding time to write. For me, I know that if I have something else to do, dishes, office work, then I can feel distracted. If that is your dilemma then keep reading.
Time to write
If it is your dream to be a writer or blogger then here are 7 great tips to help you in finding time to write.
- You must know if you are better creatively in the morning or the evening and write during that time. I write better when I first wake up.
- Write a list of things that you need to do in the course of a day and week, make sure you include business, household, and errands you have to take care of.
- Set up your calendar and schedule time to write. I usually need an hour or two-hour block of time. This allows me to get into my creative zone for ideas, then I begin to mind dump my thoughts, and the words begin to flow.
- Choose an area for writing that inspires you. It could be a space in your home or at a coffee shop.
- When you are finished writing for the day, give the piece a title and a note at the end. This helps you to remember where you were going and where you left off at.
- In the beginning do not waste time trying to edit and make it perfect just write. I know it’s tempting, but it’s not a good use of your time in the beginning stages.
- If you start feeling tired and have a mind block, take short breaks to clear your head. I like to go outside sometimes, drink a cup of coffee, eat snack, or even take a 15-minute power nap.
If you are still having trouble finding the time to write, contact me. I would love to help with your goals and time management challenges.
Lisa Giesler, Professional Organizer, Consultant, Speaker, Author of Uncluttered: discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life.