Facebook is the devil...

who steals my time. 
 

Okay, fine. It's my own fault. I'm the one who plays all those games. But I already told you that I have no focus.

As I mentioned earlier, I've been struggling to get back on track since my little writing retreat. Well, today, I bit the bullet and blocked all the Facebook games I've been playing. All except one. And just in case you were wondering how to do it, I took some screenshots for you. 

Enough, Lana! Stop wasting my time and tell me how to do it, already!

When you're logged into Facebook, go to the top right corner and click on the little triangle.

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Then click on "Settings".

On the left side of your page, click on "Blocking".

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Scroll down until you see "Block apps" on the left side of your page. Then start typing the name of the app/game that wastes too much of your time. A list will show up and you can select the one(s) you're blocking. 

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Now that you've blocked all your games on Facebook, you'll have lots of time to devote to writing, revising, proofreading, or whatever it is that you've been avoiding. :)

Where do you find the time?

How many of you struggle to find time to write? To find time to do what you think you need to do throughout the day to achieve your writing goals? I bet every single person reading this wishes there were more hours in the day. Even if you're not into writing, you probably still have incomplete items on your daily "To Do List" at the end of the day. 

People often ask me, "Where do you find the time to get your stuff done?"

I find time just like anyone else who knows how to prioritize. Yes, I have kids, a husband, pets, a job, a house to clean, errands to run, and dinner to cook. There's lots of minutes in there where I don't need to do anything. Waiting for the water to boil to cook rice? I can get a few thoughts down, maybe even a few paragraphs if the kids are entertained with something.

Right now, I'm sitting next to the washing machine while it drains so I clean the filter. Rather than play Angry Birds on my phone, I'm typing. If I don't feel like writing when I'm doing something else, I do chores so I have uninterrupted time later. I can clean the bathroom while the kids play in the bathtub. Can you empty the dishwasher while your toast cooks? If not, maybe you should have darker toast tomorrow. ;)

While the kids are building forts in their bedroom, I can fold their laundry and put it away. Besides, the more little chores I finish throughout the day, the less stressed I am by the huge pileup of stuff that needs to be done before I can go to bed with a clear conscience. 

I'm not saying that you'll ever accomplish everything on your list. I know I won't. But, you can do little things throughout the day that will free up more time for your writing. Or whatever it is that you really want to spend more time doing. Who am I to judge if you're just trying to find more time to watch The Bachelor?