Summer is here and it is time for endless writing and reading and hopefully not uncontrollably watching Netflix for days at a time. I have a lot of projects to work on, but my biggest one, as always, is my novel. It’s been quite a while since I’ve looked at it and that makes me kind of nervous to hop in again. And when I get nervous to hop in again, a lot of self-sabotage happens, so I’ve done a few things that will hopefully help cut down on the distractions from my projects.
1. Stopped watching most TV shows. Literally the only thing I watch right now is Game of Thrones, so that should only distract me for about an hour on Sunday nights.
2. Told my manager that I want to only work ten hours a week, instead of twenty. I have so many things to do at home and I hate where I work, so this wasn’t a hard decision at all.
3. Cut down on the totally mindless social media I follow. I unfollowed a bunch of people on Twitter and unsubscribed from some people on YouTube so that when I go on a social media binge, there are less people to stalk and get distracted by. Now if only the “Suggested Videos” didn’t pop up on YouTube…
So that’s about it for me. What are some things you do to give yourself more time to write?