Another new year, and another new year’s resolution. This one is brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh over at Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
My resolutions always seems to be a variation on me making more time to do things. Lots of thing because my ambition will not accept that time is a finite resource.
Or that it comes down to the fact that I treat time like it’s my bitch, and if I don’t respect it then why should it respect me?
I often indulge in the fantasy that if I could book a week off work I could put my head down and finish this season’s big project (this time round it’s revisions to the novel I wrote as part of a six month course last year).
When I do have a whole week off though (Yay!!) 7 days, 168 hours, I know I have time to sort out the kitchen cupboard, meet my mum for tea and finally finish series 1 of Outlander.
And I know I’m procrastinating, but it’s OK because it’s only been two days and I still have 120 hours left.
Today, I was planning this week off work and wondered what would happen if I didn’t have those 7 days in one go?
I probably wont revise a whole novel, but I do think that I’ll get loads more done because I wont have the temptation to procrastinate so much and I’ll be under more pressure. Especially now I’ve mentioned it here.
8th, 15th, 23rd and 28th or 29th of January
3rd Feb, 10th or 11th of Feb and 17th February.
They are noted in my calendar in black biro. 7 days, with lost of days in between for blog posts, social media and smaller projects. Only 43 hours though because I am corralling my ambition and only working six hour days.
Can’t wait to get started.
What are your tips for managing time, and how do you balance the big projects with everything else?
Seriously, help me out here.