Time Management

Recently, I came to the unavoidable conclusion that I have no time to write. Even though I love writing, and it is one of three things that satisfies my creative inclinations, it is prioritized a couple slots down my personal hierarchy of good. Family, job and church all occupy higher spots. However, I must write. That’s inescapable. Therefore, I’ve been getting up at 5:30am to free up some time. The alarm rings, I stumble off to the gym, work out, shower, drive to work, and then spend an hour writing before the work day begins. The new schedule is making me much more productive, and my new book is coming along well. If you’re in need of time, you might consider getting up earlier. In fact, I’m pretty sure I could use an additional half hour, so I’m going to test 5:00am and see how that works.

I wish I didn’t need any sleep.

2 thoughts on “Time Management”

  1. Well, it’s like the farmer who said “Drat it- just when I got my donkey used to not eating, he died!” Don’t try that with the no-sleep thing.
    But, your readers thank you for getting up early so you can do your writing.

    1. When I was working in Thailand, I had a friend there who slept four hours a night. He was in great health, too. Definitely an inspiration. He did have some odd habits, such as staring for long periods of time off into space, as well as occasionally walking around with food items on his head. Still, imagine what you could do with twenty hours each day.

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