Throughout the day sometimes it can become hard to find time to write. As I started thinking about this post. It made me realize that many people have a hard time just finding a moment for themselves. It’s important to have time to yourself if for nothing but self-reflection. We spend and set aside time for work, doctors, family, volunteering and so on and so forth; but we should not get so busy that we forget to think about ourselves. What you do with that time you carve out of the day for yourself is totally up to you. I have found a way that works for me to unplug from the world and take time for myself.
So, what is it? Airplane Mode. Every phone has the ability to do it. You will finding somewhere in your setting. Placing your device in airplane mode simply disconnects your phone from the cellular network and on most devices it also turns off your WiFi ability. That is important. Because once you decide what hour of the day will become your Me Time, you want to be able to block out all distractions.
Now, don’t be afraid every missed text, voicemail, email or social media notification will be waiting for you the moment you exit airplane mode and resume Wi-Fi. But while you have the time to yourself use it to do whatever you like. You will be surprised how much you can accomplish in 60 uninterrupted minutes. If you have nothing to do then simply enjoy the peace and tranquility because it can also help to enhance your life.
Using Airplane mode has allowed me to write 2-3 thousand words in a project that I am working on or finish dialog on a new chapter. Sometimes I use the time to put together a story outline so that I may now how to use my time best in the coming days.
Sometimes, the hard part is finding an hour to actually claim for yourself. But if you can separate yourself from the television, go to bed one hour earlier, this will give you one extra hour in the morning that you can now have to yourself. Studies have proven that the brain functions best first thing in the morning.
So, if you find that you are having a tough time finding time in your day, then create the time and make yourself a priority. Activate airplane mode on your device, get rid of all distraction and reclaim your Me Time.