I Am Trying So Hard To Follow A Schedule
That may sound easy to some, or even most people, but for me following a schedule never seems easy. I think my problem is that I think life is too short to get stressed about things not done and if things don’t get done today, there is always tomorrow (or the day after, or the day after that)… I’ve probably been living in Greece to long! Oh and I don’t like lists, they put the fear of God in me.
I have been trying to set up and follow a schedule, mainly for blogging, but I’ve also been timing chores to be done between two and four o’clock, so that I can listen to Jeremy Vine on the radio.
I am pretty good at getting my three posts a week published and tend to only miss them when life is really full on or I’m feeling uninspired, but now I have scheduled them in to write in their entirety (and schedule tweets for them) the day before publishing, rather than finishing them on the day of publishing, mulling them over and feeling unsure as to whether or not it’s worth publishing (I’m sure the uncertainty as I hit the publish post button won’t diminish, but I’m sure I’ll feel good being better organised!).
Last summer I didn’t follow a schedule and found that July and August I didn’t blog as much as I would have liked, mainly because I was busy, but I am convinced that if I were a little more organised (did anyone else hear my Mum chortle as she read this?) I could have blogged more. I don’t mind dropping to two posts a week in the height of the summer, but any less and I probably won’t be happy.
I have also set up a schedule to help me stay on top of reading and commenting on blogs and I’m going to try to reply to comments on my posts on a daily basis.
I have yet to settle into a pattern for using Instagram, Face Book and Google+. I keep meaning to be more active, but really battle when it comes to FB and Google+.
What I really would like to do (but am a bit nervous about), is submit the odd post to online publications, but that takes time; something there is never enough of… Or is that just me procrastinating out of fear? Fear of what? I hear you ask!… Well… What if I submit them wrong? What if I get rejected (that doesn’t actually bother me as much as the thought of being accepted!)?… I know I’m a strange one! What if….?
There is also the online photography course that I have yet to start. I am really excited about learning to use my camera to it’s fullest potential and (hopefully) taking better photos, but that’s only going to happen if I follow a schedule and do the course!
So It Would Appear
That I’m going to be needing several schedules (or is it just one, with everything on it?), see I’m already confused!
I am happy with my blogging schedule at the moment and if I concentrate I should manage to stay on top of things. I enjoy listening to Jeremy Vine, so hopefully the chores will continue to get done (MmmmMMmm I’m not so convinced with that one).
I have no idea how I’ll schedule the photography course as it’s been so long since I studied (maybe not so long, as learning to self host my blog was one hell of a learning curve that is still ongoing). The course has got things like modules and exams to complete as well as an online community, which is going over my head like low flying aircraft at the moment.
So tell me do you follow a schedule, or do you wing it like I normally would? Am I alone with my fear of lists? And last, but not least… Is it one schedule or several schedules I need to be setting up?
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