Keeping your focus while writing at home

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A fellow freelance and I were just talking about how to stay focused when there are so many distractions calling you during the day. We’re both moms (and wives) and are trying to find a way to juggle chores and work without asking, ‘Where did the time go?’ when our kids get home.

For me, this means designating a time to do non-writing things. One trick is to get up just 15 minutes before the rest of my family to put in a load of laundry, feed the dogs, unload the dishwasher and make my husband’s lunch. (Yes, he’s spoiled.) Also, I get lectured a lot about taking breaks during the day to stretch my back. I take frequent breaks and use each one to do a five-minute task, like folding laundry, stripping the bed, loading the dishwasher, etc.

What tricks do you have to juggle chores and writing so you don’t squander your day?

2 responses »

  1. Just stopped by for a short visit here on your blog. Love it. Keep up the great work and food for thought. I’ll be back often.

  2. Hey Wendy! I often get up an extra hour early and rush to crank out some words before the dreadful pull of the dayjob pulls me. It’s kept me sane so far and has prevented me from pulling a gun and killing someone. 😀

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