This has been getting to me because I don't have time for so many things that are important to me. When I don't feel like writing, I tell myself there isn't time for it anyway. Most days, I don't have time for blogging. And while I usually fit some reading into my day, I could be doing a lot more of it.
So I'm planning to take away time-wasters, or at least use them less. I'll still spend some time on Twitter, but I won't read every single status update, I won't play so many games on my phone/tablet, etc.
I'm also going to get back into audiobooks - I might just end up reading more of them than regular books, since there is a ton I can do while listening to them. (And I can bend the rules a bit - playing random games while listening to an audiobook is reading, not time-wasting. Right?)
Among other things, I'm going to be doing a ton of writing and blogging. So you guys should be able to expect a huge improvement when it comes to posting on time, getting back to your comments, and checking out all of your blog posts! I have a ton of things planned right now, so hopefully I can stick to it all.
My current plan is pretty simple, as I have a checklist of what needs to be done each day. It's just on a simple app on my tablet, and when I check something off it darkens and moves to the end of the list, so I can easily uncheck it the next day and start over. I LOVE lists, so it seemed the best way to go about things. I also include some things that don't have to be done every day, but often, and will just leave those checked off on days I don't have to do them - it'll make me feel like I have a bit of a head start!
If all goes well, I should have a bit of extra time once things get done. I really want to get back into art, and if it does happen I might start posting some things here on the blog! Even if I could find time to do something crafty every week or so, it would be so much more than I'm doing now. This is one of those things that I always want to do, but always put off for whatever reason.
In the comments, you guys should let me know that I'm not the only one to do this! What is the number one thing you waste time doing? What are some things you always say you want to do, but there isn't enough time in the day for?