Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Writing Wednesdays and Charts
Writing work in Progress. There is really nothing new to report today. I am still reading up on writing technique and practicing archery.
I decided I would report on something else that I am doing. I've got about two weeks where I have no obstructions on doing what I want to do. I have some ideas on how I want to spend that time. I am very cognizant that I could whittle the time away doing frivolous things and I don't want that to happen. With so many choices where do I begin first. Or how do I remember what it is I wanted to do. So I made myself a chart on the back of a huge calender.
I listed some categories of what I wanted to do and then sub categories. I'll mark these off as I do them, not in the way of a usual list but more in the sense of celebration. I started with just one color marker but had to go get some others to make it more colorful. Its on my fridge so I am reminded of what I want to be spending my time on. When I have a lot of unstructured time I find if I create some kind of structure it helps tremendously.
Now having a chart really does not help in the decision of what to do in any given day but I can see all my choices on one piece of paper. When I am having difficulty choosing an activity I choose the task that I feel a little draw of energy to. I am washing fleeces today because I started them yesterday and I really want them finished. Then I will move on to something else. I don't always do what I think I am going to but that is ok. I can make different choices at any time. The chart help me keep my focus and that is a good thing.