I’ve been back on the timers today. Although I have no intention of abandoning my schedule, I’m not going to pretend that it’s been doing much for my productivity lately. It hasn’t.
So today, I brought out my trusty timer and started running it.
It has helped a surprising amount. Over 3,000 words worth in fact.
There’s also the fact that I’ve had a bit of a mental shift when it comes to all these tools I need to get me to write. I read a (really) short book on procrastination yesterday that actually spoke quite loudly to me when it started going on about “loss of freedom.”
I realized at that moment that structure often makes me feel like I’ve lost my freedom.
I’ve decided that thought has to go. Frankly, it’s irrational anyway. Even with a schedule, I’m still in charge. In fact, it’s my schedule and I’m the one who wants myself to follow it, so I can do more of the things that are important to me, so how can it be a loss of my freedom?
It’s a paradox! And one I’m not willing to live with any longer. :D