4th Quarter: Resolutions Update (October)
MAKE A LIST OF THINGS TO PUT TOGETHER IN THE NEW HOUSE; DO SOME OF THE THINGS
I’m okay with how this is going. I’m not going to be able to do the entire list but we’ve done a HUGE chunk of it. I’m pleased with our progress. I’ll likely have to re-look at the list next year and tweak things since different needs come up. But so far this is going well.
MAKE A HABIT OF STRETCHING EVERY DAY, SLOWLY BUILD UP A YOGA ROUTINE
Okay. So every day has been tough for me. BUT… one of my best friends and I have decided to do an online yoga class together once a week and that has really helped me out. AT LEAST it’s regular. You know what I mean? AT LEAST it’s something!
CLEAN WHILE THE BOYS ARE IN THE BATH
Yeah, so Jack going to school changed this dynamic dramatically. I now have the ability to create a cleaning schedule like I’ve always wanted. Originally, I had a different cleaning task every day, but then I noticed that I would get burnt out on Thursday and Friday and have a harder time finishing those tasks. SO instead of forcing myself to go through with it, I decided to work with it. And I rescheduled all my cleaning tasks to be done by Wednesday. And that helped a LOT! When I was able to relax my expectation and align my goals with my psyche that REALLY yielded a lot of success.
Which speaking of…
WRITING WRITING EVERYWHERE
I’ve mentioned before that I have this tendency to steam roller into a project and then get burnt out at thirty thousand words. (To paint a picture, I now have FIVE separate novels idling at 30K. Two paranormal thrillers and three contemporary rom coms) SO I sat down and was like… okay, I have this specific problem… I need to work with myself here…
And I plotted a new story. A novella. That would cap at 30k.
The logic here was Hey, man. If writing 30K of a book is what I felt like I could consistently handle. Then I should just make THAT the goal.
And I wrote that novella in less than three weeks.
I GOT A FIRST DRAFT DONE BY FALL. YESSSSSSS. So after that success, I’ve been thinking about things a lot. A lot lot. And I have some exciting news to tell you very soon! Stay tuuuuuned