Making time to write these holidays
As the countdown to Christmas Day continues, most people are naturally wrapped up in preparing for the big day (and the eve of the big day and the day after the big day …).
Whether you’re shopping, baking, or hosting holiday gatherings, you’re probably involved in time-consuming activities related to the season.
Although your dedication to these tasks is completely reasonable and probably pre-planned, your ability to meet these demands and still have to write may not be as realistic.
To keep your sanity during the holidays, you shouldn’t let your writing time go completely away. You may feel somewhat stressed as you try to tackle gift shopping and family gatherings.
I truly believe that by taking the time to write during this hectic season, you can alleviate some of the inevitable anxiety associated with the holidays. Writing can be as relaxing for writers as watching television for television addicts.
You shouldn’t overlook the value of a little time for me (or break / rest time for yourself). Schedule some time for me or time off from your busy day, and then TAKE IT!
During this break period (no matter how small), it may help you write about your concerns and / or grievances. You can achieve this goal by:
- Record the events of your day in a kind of journal before going to sleep each night.
- Write random thoughts or take short notes as they occur to you throughout the day.
- Bring a journal with you to family gatherings, shopping expeditions, Christmas celebrations, and related events, and then use it to write down whatever you feel like writing at any given time.
(For example, you might look at something that inspires a story idea, or you might want to record actual images, scenes, or conversations that occur during these seasonal holidays.)
Make lists of things associated with the holidays that you know a lot about or want to learn more about, which in turn could serve as possible article ideas for the coming year right now.
Chronicle your feelings about your child as you watch him experience his first Christmas and then continue to do so this year until you no longer believe in Santa Claus (or until you no longer see the look in his eyes that expresses the natural wonder of the season. that only children have).
Compile your account of these annual events into a memory for yourself and / or as a gift to share with your child when he or she grows up. You can also use your chronicle as a springboard for a possible book on Christmas, children, holidays, etc.
Regardless of what you write or how you choose to use your writing time, your main goal will be achieved if you only take the TIME to write during this busy season.
Best of luck to you and happy holidays to you and your family.