Wednesday, January 2, 2013
My Schedule Rule for Getting Stuff Done in 2013
My work/life schedule is pretty inconsistent. My mind doesn't work well that way, and I've definitely been using it as an excuse. I like it best when I can parcel out my day and be like this is work time, this is gym time, this is writing time, this is playing time. When my schedule is all wibbly-wobbly then I can't do that quite as well.
Except I'm going to try. Here's my plan, my rule, and we'll see how it works. What I'm going to do is just take it day by day. Every morning or every night I will get a schedule set for the next day. My days might not be consistent, but taking it day by day I can still parcel out my time however that day will let me. I can work around a weird work schedule and anything else that comes up and still get in the work out and writing time that I desperately need.
This year I would love to have, every day, one hour for working out, half-an-hour to an hour for online networking/submitting, and an hour, bare minimum, for straight up writing. I'm also going to try doing a few things online to make a little extra moulah, and I'll try parceling out some time for that too.
There are always days that plain and simple crazy happens, and normal schedules go to pot. But if I can get in the habit of keeping to a day-by-day schedule every day possible, I know I will end this year feeling much better about myself. There is SO much I want to do, and this is the best way to get it done.
Here's to finding happy structure, exciting stability and manageably explosive productivity in 2013!