Wednesday, April 13, 2011
3 Ways to Balance Writing and the Fam
Our whole lives are the sum of our days, right? So my goal at the end of each day is to hear God say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." How can we stay focused on His will for our role in our family while being a writer? Here are 3 practical things I am trying to be better at (I'd love to hear yours):
1) When the kids and/or hubby is home, tend to important emails quickly and then turn off the monitor. That way you aren't tempted to keep checking all your social media sites every time you walk by the computer.
Of course there will be times when you do need to ask for support from your family and they will have to give you time and freedom to write, but by keeping things in perspective, limiting distractions, and giving them the best of you, those times will be of a more reasonable frequency. You won't have guilt about the way you have structured your life, your family will be closer-knit, and you will be honoring God.
What practical ways do you keep family your sacred priority above your writing? Let the rest of us hear your thoughts and experiences!