This has been a long month, but fun and interesting. Fun because of this writing challenge and sharing and connecting with you all. I can’t tell you how many times I had to woosa my way through most of these challenges. And we have one more day to go.
Today’s writing challenge is about my goals for the next 30 days. Honestly, I haven’t really thought about making any goals to achieve or to just get started on yet. All I do know for the next thirty days, I plan on continue to work in the best way I can from home and to try not to go stir-crazy with any Okay, with the stir-crazy part, I will do my best to continue to find ways to keep my mind busy with things to do and to take time out for myself to do the things I love doing. Meditation helps a lot and I need to get back to doing yoga again while I am in the house. I would have to find the space to do so.
I would like to get back to my novel writing and at least do a read through since I had rewritten it several times, and made other edits dozens and dozens of times. My completed novel is just sitting away wondering if I’m ever coming back to do something with it, and I want to read it again since I haven’t done so in a little over a year.
Other goals aren’t something I had put into action yet and some are just stored away in a filing cabinet in my brain ready for me to sort through them. Though, I do want to read more and write out a list of things to accomplish for this year or going-into-next year. A few years ago, I had written out a list of things I would like to do like for instance: investing in myself, supporting others more, etc. I haven’t gotten around to most of what was on my list, and instead of starting with a brand new list, I’ll just revise what I already have and crossed out what I already did on the list. The thing about setting goals I have come to understand is that it must be realistic and to take it one step at a time. I’ve read somewhere that it is important to have S.M.A.R.T. goals, which stand for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-based. When I list my goals, I sometimes go back and re-read what each letter of this acronym means and then check my goals again.
The personal goals I want to work on are:
- to stop procrastinating
- have more confidence in myself
- be more proactive
- stop dwelling on the past
- work on healing
- to not be afraid of love, because I’ve been hurt too often, and to open my heart to give and receive
- manage my stress
- work on eating healthy more and to exercise
With these goals listed above and those I haven’t mentioned, I don’t plan on achieving all of them in one month, but I at least want to get started on doing something.
How about you? Are you setting goals? If not, is it something you plan on doing? And if so, would you like to share your goals with us?
Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for Day 30.