16. Bullet your entire day.
My days vary depending on the day of the week and time of year. I don’t teach on Mondays, so here’s my schedule for today.
- Wake up.
- Think of plot ideas while showering.
- Go downstairs. Have espresso and a banana while reading email, etc.
- Go to work.
- Deal with 10,000 problems.
- Have meeting with someone I’d rather not.
- Deal with more problems.
- Go home for late lunch.
- Email and social media.
- Greet kids when they get home. Point them toward homework.
- Listen to audiobook (Spook Squad!) while I do my daily walk.
- Tell students I won’t round 78.3% up to a B.
- Grade stray term papers.
- Watch husband make dinner. Eat with family.
- Convince husband or kid to go for evening walk.
- More email and social media, plus various small work tasks.
- Write (sequel to Love Can’t Conquer)
- Eat dessert (this is important)
- Go to bed
- Think of 30 things I absolutely must do in the morning. Write them down (I keep a notepad by the bed).
You’ll notice there’s not a lot of housework going on in that list, plus I don’t watch TV.