Tag: calendar

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Protect Your Creative Day

Creative Day

Whether you’re a writer, artist, or other creative-type person, it’s important that you protect your “creative day.” This is the part of your day when you get your creative work done. But it’s not only the time you need to protect. (That’s actually the easy part. Carving out some extra hours in the day is …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

Writing One Day at a Time

One Day

Like many people, I’m at a place in my life where things are confusing and often overwhelming. I’m caring for aging relatives and worrying about their health, finances, legal issues, and long term care. More and more often, I’m venturing into topics I know nothing about and making decisions I don’t feel prepared to make. …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Optimizing the Crap Out of Time

Optimize the problem

It’s no secret that I was an odd kid. What’s funny is that sometimes I forget just how odd I was (and still am). In the process of cleaning out some old papers this week, I was reminded of just how odd I could be. Inside a folder was a bunch of schedules. Not just …

Productivity & Time Management

Your Hectic Life Is Your Fault

Hectic schedule

One of the most common complaints I hear from people who are trying to improve their lives and do meaningful and important things is that they don’t have enough time. Life is too hectic. The thing is, in most cases this is just an excuse. Most people have plenty of time. What many people mean …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Why I’m a Planner


Since my earlier post this week was about my writing calendar, I thought I’d just make a week of it and post this ode to planning. People make fun of me because I’m a planner. They like to laugh over my detailed calendar and extensive to do lists. I like to make sure that nothing …