Scheduling a busy life
There are days I honestly don’t know if I’m coming or going. That’s not good because if I need to be coming, I can’t be going.
On top of that, The Biker, works varying hours at work, we have four kids we’re trying to schedule around and our grandchildren are of an age where they have school concerts and such. Now, toss in birthday parties, graduations, weddings, funerals, babysitting, and already we have family scheduling gone awry.
Oh crap, I forgot, I still work part time, write, marketing, blog tours etc. My calendar is a bit crowded.
I’ve found the only way to keep my head above water is to schedule things in my on-line calendar. I use an on-line calendar because I can access it where ever I am; work, home, on my phone, etc. I’ve gotten into the habit of putting everything on my calendar, even the tiniest of things, so I can keep myself on task.
Then, every Sunday, I take a few minutes to look at the week and see when The Biker is working, what else is on the calendar for the week. (This week is easy because we’re leaving on a work/vacation trip and therefore the only thing on my schedule is to make sure I write at least 2,000 words a day. I can do this.) All I need to do is get up at 4:00 a.m. each day and write while The Biker sleeps.
While we’re on vacation, I’m also attending an author/reader event in Deadwood, SD. We have activities scheduled while we’re there and I’ll have my handy phone with me everywhere to keep me on task. I set alarms to remind me of events and between my trusty brain (I’ll wait while you finish laughing), and the alarms on my phone I’ll be good to go.
What do you do to schedule your time each week?