I live on Sheffield’s Supertram route, right outside a tram stop. The first tram usually passes at 5.30AM, unnoticed like a ship in the night.
Until the last few weeks, that is…
When just once or twice, you might have noticed a huddled figure at the tram stop. Me.
A coffee shop ten minutes up the line opens at 5.30AM. So by 5.50AM I can be writing and nursing an espresso. The staff think I’m mad. I think I’m mad. But stuff does get done. Books get done. Podcasts get launched. I can write all my emails for the week, or a full edition of my print newsletter.
I’m not a fan of the ‘get up at 5AM like a winner’ nonsense, but once or twice a week it’s the only way I get stuff done.
The downside is that 1PM I look like I’ve been taking crack, and have to take an enforced 90 minute nap. Or else I throw ALL THE TOYS out of the pram (my toys, not Hugo’s toys), and wander round the house clutching a jar of Nutella.
The bottom line is this: the only way to communicate regularly with your list is to make time for it.
Are you making enough time?
It’s really a question of priorities. If you don’t deliberately block off time, other things usually take over.