For those of you who are celebrating holidays this week, it means you can’t be absolutely sure of anything, not of one day to the next, particularly if you have children home from school (pre-school through college) or adult offspring visiting for a few days.
I’m taking time off from coaching to be with my family this week, but I promised that I could be available to some of my dissertation coaching clients and also to new clients who will be starting after New Year’s. However tonight I am trying to figure out when I can definitely tell someone that I can talk with her this week. She has just a few questions, and I’m unsure when I can say that someone can call me, even for a few minutes.
Maybe you feel the same way about setting aside time to write. Not knowing when you’ll have at least an hour of uninterrupted time, are you tempted to say just forget it?
You don’t have to have a big chunk of time, and you don’t have to write at the same time each day.
What if you just steal away from everyone while they’re watching TV or playing cards? Do it for yourself. You don’t have to miss every board game that is played, but what if you just creep away for 15 minutes and write about anything having to do with your dissertation or your writing project? As I write that, I feel weepy because I know what a gift it can be to say this time or that time is mine and I will give it to me.
You don’t have to write a lot—just a little bit, a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow.
Some days of this week can be your best days if you do some writing, if you closet yourself for a few minutes and do whatever amount of writing you are able to do
When I asked one of my writing clients what days during a recent holiday were her “best days,” she said “My Best Days were those when I achieved something—no matter how little I actually wrote on those days.”
Have some “Best Days” this week.