Posted by: Cathy | April 18, 2018

Do Your First Thing First Thing in the Morning

I’ve learned from experience that your day will feel more worthwhile after you do your creative work, so do it as early in the day as possible.

Time is flexible and unreliable. If you wait for the “right” time to do something, you’ll always find excuses not to do it, so it’s important to make space in your schedule so you can do your important creative work before the day gets hectic and out of control. Also, if you can make it a habit at the same time every day, it will become easier to follow through.

I have found personally that I am much more successful getting my daily fiction writing done if I do it before or during my lunch break. If I miss a session, I try to do it as soon as I get home from work before I do anything else. I prioritize it and I made a commitment to honor this priority. This is a priority for me because I’ve noticed how I am when I do my writing versus when I don’t.

When I do my daily writing, I’m more balanced, I’m less angry, I can let irritations roll of my back more easily, I frown less and smile more. In the grand scheme of things, who knows if I’ll ever become a published author, but the daily work of writing for me is more important than the product of the books I’m writing. It affects my attitude and my daily life, because what we do every day is how we live our lives.

I’m living my life as a writer, by writing every day, and that makes me feel really good. Just typing that made my eyes light up and my heart open.

So it is really important, for you day to day and in the grand scheme of things, that you do your creativity as often as possible, and doing it earlier in the day can help make it more probable that you’ll do it.

Do your First Thing first thing in the morning and see how it can change your life.


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