7 Tips To Finding Time To Write

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Choose an area for writing that inspires you. It could be a space in your home or at a coffee shop.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


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