Scheduling “Choice Time”
Rubin found that her second grade daughter who loves to schedule had a category in her daily plan called “Choice Time.” When asked about it, she explained to her mom that it’s a time she gives herself each day to do something she really likes to do, something she might not do otherwise.
The value of this perspective is echoed by an expert on procrastination, Neil Fiore. He says that “people who schedule playtime are more likely to tackle unappealing projects than people who never let themselves enjoy guilt-free fun until after their work is finished.”
Rubin notes that Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way suggests scheduling an “artist’s date” which is time to “nurture your creative consciousness.”
What will you do with your “Choice Time” today?