Last week, we took a compassionate inventory of our time to see how we are currently using it – this week, we look at the ways we might be able to fit tiny bits of creativity into our busy lives by making a date with writing.

Martha Beck, who trained me to be a coach, believes we make the most sustainable progress by doing tiny turtle steps, so I’m talking here about setting easy peasy lemon squeazy writing goals, either using a timer to do little bits of writing, or setting a very small number of words to do daily – an amount which is ridiculously easy and you can do no matter what.

I also talk here about Martha’s idea of a Four Day Win and how we can build habits by doing these tiny steps four days in a row, rewarding ourselves with a little (preferably healthy!) treat each time we do our daily task and something a little bigger after we get through four days of our new routine as this is how we can positively reinforce good stuff and bring more joy into our lives.

If you want to find out more about using a timer and the Four Day Win, please help yourself to The Hectic Writer’s Handy Workbook which these videos accompany.