I'm a list maker, note taker, and office supply junkie. I can't resist Post-it notes and I'm always searching for the perfect pocket calendar. My goal is to find tools that will help organize my writing time.
Identify the ProblemI read every article I can on how to end procrastinating. Sounds like just another way to put off what I really should be doing - writing.
Here's some tips from an article posted in the Huffington Post. The first suggestion to identify the problem is the easy part. There is no doubt, I'm an A+ Procrastinator.
Restart Your DayMy favorite is #3 - Set day to restart at 2pm.
I like to roll out of bed in the morning and turn on my computer. Some days I jump right into my writing. Other mornings, I spend way too much time on social media. Here's where my procrastinating begins. It's all down hill from that point. I do everything but write.
With #3 in mind, I get all the things that bog down my writing schedule out of the way early. When I realize I've wasted too much time doing nothing productive, I shut off the computer and walk away. I take a bike ride, shop, or clean knowing that my day will restart again at 2pm. At 2pm it's all about my writing.
I love lists. Lists work for me because they help keep things moving. There is great satisfaction in seeing an item checked off. To help organize my list making and note taking, I use a great app - abcNotes. Instead of searching through piles of Post-its, these notes and lists are right on my iPad. If a thought hits while I'm watching TV all I have to do is reach for my iPad. It hasn't totally eliminated my addiction to Post-it notes, but I'm working on that.
How do you organize? Are you a list maker and note taker?
Wishing you a New Year full of chocolate and productivity.