The other day a good friend of mine, and fellow writer, got to talking about all the distractions the can get in the way of quality reading and writing time. Social media, binge watching, video games. It made me think about him I’m spending my time because, to be honest, I always feel that I don’t have as much time as I would like to read, write, and meditate.
But then I took a close look at how I’m actually spending my time. Instead spending five minutes here or twenty minutes there playing some mindless smartphone games, I could spend that time adding to my science fiction novel, or reading more in that fantasy book I’m reading. I’m not old, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized how valuable time really is. And since I’m not living in a sci-fi world of time travel and alternate realities, I want and need to spend my time being more productive.
Here are some of the steps I’ve taken to help me to do this:
• Took all social media off of my phone
• Took all games off of my phone
• Put Word on my phone so that I can write when I have those few minutes of free time
I will spend time writing and reading each day this year. Sometimes I may only have time to read a chapter and write a paragraph, and that’s okay. But my resolution this year is to be more creatively productive. Look out this year for more short stories, blog posts, and news on my sci-fi trilogy, This Foreign Universe.