Writing

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

Here’s a list of 15 things you can do when you don’t feel like writing.

  1. Read. Too many books, too little time.
  2. Exercise. Your body will thank you.
  3. Walk. Jog. Run. Sprint. Whatever works.
  4. Blog. It might inspire your next story. 
  5. Game. Have some fun.
  6. Relax. Meditate for a minute.
  7. Clean. There’s always something that needs organizing.
  8. Sleep. Take a power nap. 
  9. Talk. Call an old friend and catch up. 
  10. Shower. Or take a bath. 
  11. Explore. Go somewhere new.
  12. Stretch. Yoga, anyone?
  13. Journal. Doodle. Scribble. There are no rules.
  14. Cook. Bake too. Make something edible.
  15. Eat. Take-out is always an option.

Sometimes you have to write even when you don’t feel like it.

Studying

My Studying Routine

  1. Put off studying for as long as possible.
  2. Think about studying.
  3. Plan what I’ll study.
  4. Plan when I’ll study.
  5. Plan where I’ll study.
  6. Consider how to study.
  7. Wonder whether I can get away with not studying.
  8. Decide I probably can’t get away with not studying unless I want to fail, which I don’t.
  9. Tell my friends I really need to start studying.
  10. Tell myself I need to start studying right now.
  11. Finally start studying.
  12. Look at everything I need to study.
  13. Sigh.
  14. Read notes.
  15. Drink water.
  16. Write notes.
  17. Look at how much more I still need to study.
  18. Sigh again.
  19. Finish studying.
  20. Try to sleep in order to consolidate all the information I just studied.
Personal Reflection

Losing An Hour

If you reside in Canada or the US, you lost an hour earlier, thanks to the lovely phenomenon known as Daylight Savings Time.

How does it feel to lose an hour of sleep? How does it feel to lose 60 minutes where you could have been reading or writing or blogging? How does it feel to lose 3600 seconds and do less of whatever it is you typically do on a Sunday?

On any given day, I could use additional hours to work or rest. So losing one is not ideal, to say the least.

Unfortunatley, I was not as productive today as I normally am. I blame the person behind this DST thing. How dare you steal an hour from the insufficient 24 in a day.

Productivity

Working On Many Projects At Once

There’s a lot going on at any given time in my student life and writerly world. But right now I’m even busier than usual.

I have a lot of things to work on and not enough time to do everything. If only I had more hours in the day. If only I didn’t need to sleep every night. If only I could be productive all the time. Oh, the possibilities then would be truly endless.

Also because my attention span is shorter than a goldfish, I felt the need to open a dozen tabs and work on multiple projects at once.

I ended up doing a little of everything. But I don’t feel like I did anything. At least nothing substantial.

For some reason, I just can’t seem to concentrate on one task at a time.

My solution? Go to sleep.

Personal Reflection

Sleeping Problems And Solutions

My mom wants me to sleep more, but she doesn’t want me to sleep in.

I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do.

Fall asleep in class?

Turn into a robot?

Make a blog post about sleeping more but not sleeping in and hope my brain will take the hint?

For me, sleeping is sometimes harder than writing. I have a hard time falling asleep. Same goes for staying asleep. That’s why when I manage to sleep in, it’s somewhat of a miracle.

My mom doesn’t think so.

Personal Reflection

I Shouldn’t Make Decisions In The Morning

I hope you have a sarcasm detector, and more importantly, I hope it’s working.

Surprisingly enough, I woke up early today. That never happens. I always oversleep my alarm. I’m thinking of buying ten more. I totally don’t have trouble sleeping or staying asleep.

With tons of free time on my hands, I decided to go back to my high school. I definitely didn’t go back already earlier this month. I miss it so much I have to visit all the time.

Then once I was outside my house, I started to run. Yes, you’re looking at a world-class, long-distance runner. I can even sprint short distances no problem. I’m super fit, okay? I could do 10 km in my sleep easily. What, you think I slowed down and started walking after five minutes of light jogging? Please set your standards for me a little higher.

This goes to prove I shouldn’t make decisions at eight in the morning. Also, I probably shouldn’t draft blog posts at one in the afternoon the same day I didn’t get enough sleep prior to suffocating from a sea of teenage sweat I voluntarily waded in.

I might have gone slightly crazy cooped up in a subway cart. The result? This post.

My life in 3 words: sleep, school, and sarcasm.

I didn’t forget about adverbs in abundance.

Most of what I said was sarcastic by the way if you didn’t catch on, but you probably did because you’re smart. And I’m not being snarky when I say that.

Productivity

How To Get More Sleep

  1. Have a bedtime. Like you did when you were five years old.
  2. Kick the caffeine habit. Or don’t get into the habit in the first place. Is it too late for that?
  3. Work smarter, not harder. There’s usually a faster or more efficient way to do something. Unless that thing is creating. Then there is no fast way.
  4. Get stuff done earlier. Basically, don’t procrastinate.
  5. Don’t use electronics right before going to bed. The world isn’t going to end if you aren’t plugged in. And you’re probably not missing out on much.  
  6. Establish a relaxing routine. Take a bath, listen to music, read a book.
  7. Turn lights and screens off. It’s for your own good.
  8. Don’t give in to peer pressure. Say no to everyone. But yourself.
Reading

How To Read More

How To Read More GraphicI’m not responsible for any repercussions. Follow my advice at your own risk.