Day 255: How to be okay with doing the bare minimum

What I was doing was… Chipping away at the areas of conflict for the story’s secondary characters. A fairly sparky 15 minutes thinking about a couple of the characters and the challenges they encounter. Sometimes on these office days I start bargaining with myself ‘could I do 20 minutes instead of 15? Could I do more?’ and I talk myself round to the fact that on some days doing the

Day 146: How you can aid procrastination by putting a library around it

What I was doing was… Another WHOLE DAY OF WRITING AND MAKING THIS SCRIPT AMAZING. Actually no, I bummed around and did maybe half an hour of some very superficial typo-fixing, comma moving work. Woke up feeling weird and spaced out and food and sleep didn’t help so I decided putting a library round myself could work, a plan of action which had the benefit of adding another opportunity for

Day 76: How to work with back tension

What I was doing was… 5 or 6 hours editing episode 4 of the Creative Loving Spirit today. Managed to finish it and get all the notes and quotes together too. Resting yesterday helped so much, as did not compounding the tension in my back by sitting and slumping -spent most of the day standing and working, or lying down (including recording the podcast intro/outro). I feel so much better

Day 75: How to know how much of your planned productive day to spend in bed eating biscuits

What I was doing was… Had a whole load of podcast stuff I was intending to do today, but decided to do just half an hour or so of the most pressing thing -scheduling all the social media promo for the latest episode of the Creative Loving Spirit podcast. I finalised a few things in Photoshop and stocked Buffer up as full as I could. This was all because I