Last week I wrote about having ‘ex syndrome’, whereby I would feel guilty for being on my laptop when the sun was shining outside in the weekend because my ex made me feel that way.
Well, my Mum gave me a pep talk, about changing the record in my head, which kind of worked. I needed to focus on what my current partner would say. (He’s very positive and encouraging of my writing. In fact, he’s proud of the fact that I self-publish my own books.
But then yesterday, while I was wondering what to do, I thought about my procrastination program and why I kept putting off writing in the weekends. Then it hit me. I don’t have to spend all day on the laptop. In fact, I only spend anywhere between 10 – 30 minutes on it writing on any given day.
And you know what…I only have to spend 10 to 30 minutes on it in the weekend too! What a liberating thought.
And how silly was I to think that I’ve been beating myself up so unnecessarily regarding how much time I spent on my laptop on my own days off! And if I got over that phobia, imagine how much words I could get written if I spent an hour or more on the laptop…only problem is, after 10 to 30 minutes, I need a break from it, and the story, to refresh my brain and escape from the world in which I have been for that time. Sometimes it’s a dark place, other times it’s a fun place, but either way, 30 minutes is probably about the limit I can spend writing at a time. But it doesn’t mean I can’t come back and write for another 30-minute interval later in the day.
So yeah, a bit of a D’oh moment for me, feel kind of silly, but pleased at the same time.
Have you had any D’oh moments this week?
Take care everyone.