I often get asked how I make the time for writing. And the truth is, there’s no one secret, cure-all answer to this.
If you feel that you don’t have enough time in your day to put towards writing your story, or creating anything else you want to create, then I’d challenge you to stop asking, Why don’t I have enough time?, and instead question your view of time.
We all have the same 24 hours in our day, so why are some accomplishing so much while others struggle?
Today, I want you to ask yourself this one question:
Where am I taking my time for advantage?
Okay, so it’s true . . . most of us have busy schedules. You have a job. You’re trying to build your business. You have kids, a spouse. All of these factors take time away from our creative work.
But take a look at a typical day for you. Where are you taking your time for advantage?
Maybe you binge watch a Netflix series, spend hours scrolling through Facebook, or google too many cat videos.
These are a few obvious examples, but I bet if you really stepped back to see where you focus your time outside of your regular obligations, you would find there is time in your day. There’s only one problem: it means sacrificing something you “enjoy” doing.
But do you really enjoy doing that thing that takes you way from your creativity?
Don’t get me wrong, we all need breaks and we all deserve to find enjoyment in the things we like. If it’s a daily activity though, that fills up an hour or more of your day, but it’s not something that’s aligned with your mental, physical, or creative well-being, then what is it really doing for you?
Here’s three things you can do right now to get clarity around making time to write and create:
Make a list of everything you do in a typical day.
Circle everything that is NOT for mental, physical, spiritual or creative health.
Of those you circled, ask yourself: How would I feel if I cut back on this activity and instead made more time to write and create?
I get it. Time is hard to come by. Especially with kids, a family, and other obligations. I know because I have all three, just like most of you.
The bottom line is, do you want to get to the end of your life having never made the time to write and create what you wanted to because you made the excuse of “not enough time”?
I think not.
Small mindset shifts can make all the difference. And they can also be the difference between you reaching your goals and dreams in this lifetime, or not.
If you’re ready to write a business book with imagination, and to create the time to do that, then get on the list to be the first to know when the doors open for my Business Book with Imagination Beta Course!
Your story and creativity are waiting for you!