Writing vs Busy Schedule: How Not to Get Crazy and Survive
Writers and those who earn for living with the writing of any kind know what it is when your day is packed with activities and household tasks so that you don’t even have time to get down to your essay writing properly! There are so many things you have to do, and there is so desperately little time to complete them all.
It really may drive you crazy, you may feel like you are abandoning your creativity because there are some other, the same important, things that you must handle.
Have you ever wondered whether it is possible to find a way and unite these two completely different parts of your life together? Definitely, you have! And there is indeed one thing that can help you out.
In order to reach a sustainable creative routine, the first thing that you have to do is to take a look at your life and admit that everything that is happening right now has its right to exist and take place. Just meet yourself exactly at this very point of your life.
The next step is to work with your daily schedule.
Take your time, find a quiet place where nobody can disturb you and revise all the tasks and obligations that you have to cope with every day. Make a list of the most important and the least important things. Think of how you could get rid of those least important ones that actually don’t require your personal involvement, but steal your time and energy instead. Then make a schedule for the essential tasks that you can’t delegate to anyone else. Try to organize them in the most convenient and efficient way for yourself.
What if, for some reason, it is impossible to do that? Then read our next step.
Tips for Maintaining an Efficient Writing Routine
Try these simple ideas in order to make your daily writing routine more structured and efficient.
- Create your own mantra
Create an encouraging phrase to cheer yourself up. Something like “Writing allows me to tell my story to other people” or “When I write, I can share my inner world with others and this is what makes sense to me”. Whenever you feel stressed out and doubt whether the writing is even possible for you, just repeat this “spell”, and remember, that you need to believe in it!
- Write in fragments
There is a popular mistake about writing that people get trapped with. For some reason, we think that we must devote ourselves to writing completely – or there is no point in doing it at all. But it’s not true! There are so many writers who wrote their book (and those were good books!) in between their main job, for example!
Just be flexible and creative. Use any spare minute you have to make notes and write down your ideas – you will see how, moving one step at a time, you will stop feeling miserable because you can’t find enough time for writing. What you must always keep in mind is not to let a single thought or idea disappear. Write them all down even if it is a couple of sentences or a line for your future poem.
- Use your time efficiently
Instead of wasting time scrolling social media, use it for writing! The same goes for useless actions like computer games or anything else that steals you precious minutes.
- Use writing anytime
Yes, even if it’s all about your daily chores, you can practice your writing! For example, you could start writing down all your ideas and most significant thoughts when being on the walk. Or, for example, you could make a list of all the disturbing thoughts whenever you feel this “mind pressure” inside your head. Just write it all down, let it end up on the paper, and you will see how beneficial it can be. Not only your writing skills will be kept in good shape, but you will also free some space in your mind for new ideas.
- Write regularly
It is better to write one line every day than wasting weeks waiting for the next genius thought to come to your mind. Just make a tradition to write a couple of lines every day, for example, about any curious or funny things you have seen during the day. Or just describe briefly how your day was today. This practice will help you stay tuned.
These tips may seem simple, but when using them, you will see the positive result really fast. Just keep on writing!