Sit in the Chair

Getting focused enough to just sit to design, code, or write takes a lot of will power. There is just one thing that you need to keep in the back of your mind and act upon; sit in the chair.

My work schedule is consumed by driving around in circles for eleven hours a day over a graveyard shift that becomes repetitive and monotonous, but my entire daily schedule also remains relative to my calendar. It keeps me on task without distraction.

Due to my 3:00 pm to 2:00 am work schedule, I start my day promptly at 10:00 am by jumping in the shower and get ready for work, take the dogs outside for quick relief, and get the coffee going. By 10:30 am, I sit in the chair. The same chair that I do every day to focus on my passions. Sure it takes me a little time to do so, but I am sitting in the chair at the same time every single day to keep me on task with my projects.

On weekends, I am sitting in the chair for hours on end milling out ideas, designs, and drafts of articles. I’ll take a break in two-hour increments to stretch, grab a bite to eat or run an errand or two. When I feel the screen burn rinse away from my eyes, I promptly return.

So give this a try. Sit in a chair with a blank journal, blog page, or what-have-you. It all starts with trying to focus on what you can do by sitting.

WorkstyleAdam Willett