Here is the prompt for day 2 of the #reverb10 project.
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing? Can you eliminate it? (from: Leo Babauta)
There are many many time wasters in each and every one of my days. Some I’d like to cut down on (Facebook maybe?? :), and some that I quite honestly need. Some mindless, lighthearted, fun…time wasters 🙂 They are the moments in the day where I don’t have to worry about something. “Ideal me” would love to eliminate all time wasters from my life, but really – I treasure some of them 🙂 and I don’t feel they make me write less. When I need to write – I write. I MAKE time for it. I used to write quite a bit for work, which is mandatory writing I suppose, but I enjoyed it. I journal on occasion – sometimes daily, sometimes not for a couple of months and I blog, which has busier days then others.
When I write for myself – in a non-professional context (be it journaling or blogging), I write when I want to share something – be it funny, or sad or thought-provoking. I write when I want to figure out what I think or feel about a topic. It helps me organize myself, and see the holes in my thought process so I can figure things out from there. I write when I need to sort out my feelings because sometimes they are so intense that I NEED to get it out so it doesn’t replay on an infinite loop in my head :). I write to bring clarity to something that seems muddled and jumbled in my mind’s eye – the good, the bad, and the ugly. So – when I need to write, I make time for it. There are days where I can spend a good portion of my day writing and thinking, and there are times where I can go a few days without feeling the “urge” :).