Tiredness is my main reason these days; but I’m battling back with a schedule and plan of attack
You surely noticed that sometimes it’s harder to do some things even though you’ve done the a million times before. What has changed? You are pretty much the same and the situation is also pretty much the same, so why procrastination is stronger sometimes?
There are multiple reasons and all of them are related to us. Think about that even though everything seems to be the same, it’s obvious that some things are different, otherwise we would do the things with the same ease every time. So what makes procrastination different?
Our level of tiredness
The more tired we are, the stronger procrastination gets. If you think about it, it does make total sense. If you had to deal with stupid co-workers, rude cashiers and crazy traffic all day long, you wouldn’t be “thrilled” to cook something or to work on that extra project that…
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Today hubby and I are getting all of our household fun stuff done so we can enjoy tomorrow with my family. Fun times ahead 🙂 The weather is foul today but promises to clear at least somewhat tomorrow. What are your plans for the weekend?
What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.
This week I’m posting from an up-n-coming re-release. Bernard, Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop has been transformed into Bernard’s Diary. I’ve set a release date of June 15th and will tease up to that date.
Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether. That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?
Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.
Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…
Bernard sat on his bed after another long day at the hotel just a few miles away. He was a bellhop. Not the most glamorous profession, but the only one he could get years ago when his life plans changed drastically. He raked his fingers through his thick salt-n-pepper hair and yawned wide. He reached down and opened up his nightstand drawer and pulled out his journal. He flipped to an open page and plucked off the pen that was attached to the outside and clicked the point down.
Bernard is coming back to town….but with a new cover, a changed title, but the same great, sweet story.
Look for it June 15th!
Marketing these days can feel like tackling a high-wire on a unicycle… while juggling chainsaws. And that’s for experienced authors.
For those with lower budgets or fewer books, the challenge can seem like entering the World Ice-Sculpting Championships armed with a box of matches and an ice cube.
I prefer structured to get going, but loose once I do…
Would you like to get more things done on a daily basis? Do you feel like losing too much time with… nothing? And nevertheless, you still are afraid of a tight schedule?
Regardless the general impression, a tight schedule brings more freedom than anything does. And it allows us to get more things done. I’ve heard many people that a tight schedule is similar to being in prison. I would like to argue that because you are the one creating the schedule based on your needs and desires.
Here is my step-by-step recommendation regarding how to create a great schedule:
- Make a list with all the things you’d like to achieve (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and so on), including your relaxing time;
- Approximate the time required for each of those things to complete and if it’s a repetitive daily “task”, try approximating the daily time required…
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My art (writing, painting, etc) are what I’m committed to.
We talk so much about motivation and how it works and how it can help us get sh*t done, but I believe we forget one thing: motivation goes away from time to time. So what are we going to do in those times? How do we still go forward?
In my opinion, this disappearing motivation is one of the biggest momentum killers. We still want to do whatever we need to do, but not in that moment. And that’s how procrastination comes and it replaces the motivation and guess what? Procrastination becomes the habit, not getting things done, which is very dangerous.
“You sound very dramatic! It’s not that big of a deal to give yourself a break from time to time when you’re not feeling it! Anyway, what can we do about it?” Yes, you’re right. It’s not that big of a deal to…
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