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?