Wait. What? Sounds kind of backwards, right? Not really when you consider that much of my boredom stems from lack of productivity. Up until recently, I found I was doing a lot of nothing and accomplishing very little of anything. I'd make countless rounds of the social media circuit*—the blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram (lately), sometimes Pinterest, repeat—think about writing (often that's as far as it went), read, read, read (which is great, but I can't do it all the time), spend too much time watching mediocre TV, and just generally frittering away my day. Life is too short to waste time like that.
|Yeah. My days were about as exciting and fulfilling as this.|
With the help of my day-timer, I'm finding time for all of this fun stuff:
• Writing → my 300 words a day for Jess and much more (I'm closing in on a finished first draft)
• Reading → beta-reading for a friend (awesome story, BTW), a current release, and a classic (concurrently)
• Querying → I'm using 'fun' loosely here.
• Drumming → I've managed to learn and play from memory the mass band scores I need to know.
• Social Media → in moderation (right now my favourites are Tumblr and Instagram)
• other things as they crop up (appointments, social engagements, housework...)
It's amazing how much more I get out of my day now, which is good because suddenly I feel really busy. There's nothing quite like climbing into bed at night and feeling like you've accomplished something, like you're that much closer to being on top of things.We all have stuff we want out of life, but none of them can happen when we sit around letting life pass us by.
How about you? Do you find scheduling your life helps? How do you feel about routine?
* This has reached new heights of ridiculous. Fat must be trimmed.
** Sorry, Erin.