The Chaos Whisperer

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My Resolution #6: The Write Time

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“Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.” -Henry Miller

It’s easy to get weighed down with all the hustle and bustle of work and daily to do lists. But it’s also important to remember to take out time for yourself and your self expression.

This year, I want to put extra focus on developing my voice as a writer and creator. So I decided to make good use of my Google Calendar as a time management tool (which it’s been extremely useful for) and schedule myself some specific time to spend on all this.

At the beginning of the year, I blocked off a few hours each week as a recurring event in my Google Calendar for what I call “Write Time”. Since then, I’ve been using that time to blog weekly here on The Chaos Whisperer, as well as flex my writing muscles for my personal blog The Writes of Passage, develop new story ideas, write poetry, or just scribble in my journal. And even if the placement of that time shifts around within its week, I never let myself skip or delete my weekly “Write Time”.

So if you’re like me and need an extra reminder to take time for yourself, or want to set aside some special time for something specific, I highly encourage you to use your own calendar (be it through Google or any other system) to set aside time to do the things you want to do, not just the things you have to do.

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Author: Rebecca Ahn

Writer. Producer. Editor. Warrior. And one Tough Cookie!

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