Day Planners for Odd Hours

I’m busy re-organizing my day. After a brief stint browsing through daily planners–the kind with an hourly schedule to fill in–I’m back to doodling my own in the bullet journal. For me, the problem with the pre-printed ones is that my day doesn’t start at the usual hour, and it ends… uhm… early. I have the same problem with those hydration bottles that start at one particular time, and to be fair, anything else that has times pre-printed on it. And a nice open schedule? Well, it’s too easy for me–or anyone else–to take advantage of. (Okay. Mostly, me. I know. I know.)

So, I’m doing the old middle-school thing of starting where I actually wake up, and charting each and every hour until I go to bed.

It’s just as clumsy now as it was back then.

And… Do I actually know where I’ll be at three o’clock in the afternoon?

Never mind. The point is to find all those little scraps of time that I could be using and use them. Give my day structure that it doesn’t automatically have.

I’m hoping that the end result will be more direction and productivity than I currently have.

The Summer of Fiction Writing has officially started, now. And I am… utterly exhausted. My Real Life is starting to catch up with me.

If I get up any earlier in the morning, I’ll be getting up the same day I went to bed.

And if I sleep any later, I won’t get anything done before the Day Job wipes me out.

So, it’s time to salvage the spare moments again.


  1. Reply

    It’s so hard to fit it all in! Good luck in carving out those tiny chunks of time. Remember-you can’t do anything well without rest.

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