My word for the year in my writing life for 2022 is focus. 2020 and 2021 were definitely years that I struggled to focus.
Struggled so much.
And I don’t think I was the only person struggling.
Focus has always been difficult for me as an autistic but the last few years haven’t done much to help.
In an effort to manage better, i’ve begun using the Pomodoro technique once again. It’s helped me in the past. This time though, I’m using YouTube videos instead of just using a timer.
The Pomodoro Technique is essentially where you work for a certain period of time then take a break for a bit. And repeat. I usually go for 15-30 minutes then take a 5 minute break.
More about the PT here: https://francescocirillo.com/pages/pomodoro-technique
The ones I’ve been using are technically ‘study with me’ videos. But they work great for writing as well. I’ve also been trying to make sure I get up and stretch during the break time. I’m terrible at sitting for long periods without moving around.
My favourite channel for videos is: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSherryFormula
This is the video in particular I’ve been using this past week for writing: