When you’re juggling family and kids and work, how do you stay true to your writing?
I’ve seen people do a lot more juggling than me and they seem able to do a million different things at the same time. Or they seem to be able to prioritize and get most if not all the things done.
Now, here’s my problem:
If I have too much to do, I get overwhelmed and stressed.
If I have nothing at all to do, or perhaps a day I can idle and dream about the story or put out a piece at leisure, then I practically waste the entire day and get nothing at all done.
Before I know it, the day has slipped by and I have accomplished nothing.
So how do you stay motivated when there is nothing to push you? How do you avoid procrastination and sheer laziness?
I wish I knew the answers to all these questions. and I wish I could rein myself in and get to work.
I also notice that to do any kind of meaningful writing I need at least two to three hours to settle in comfortably into that space with no distractions and no other assignments coming up. I also can’t write in 15 minute intervals or while waiting in the car, or at the grocery store.
With so many habits that are detrimental to my productivity, such as finding the right workspace, the right time and the right mental space, how will I ever get any writing done?