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2018 Writing Resolutions: February

Back in January, my friends on social media couldn’t stop posting about healthy eating and trips to the gym. Fast forward a few weeks and those posts have dwindled, replaced by more typical things (cat macros, baby pictures, Trump bashing, etc.).

This isn’t surprising. By the end of February, most people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions. I discussed the reasons for this in a previous post – unrealistic goals, lack of support/accountability, loss of focus, and giving up. That’s why I decided to make goals/resolutions a theme throughout the year, checking in at the end of each month to see how everyone’s doing. Resolutions need to be a work in progress if they’re ever going to succeed, and we all need a little encouragement from time to time. Continue reading 2018 Writing Resolutions: February

2018 Writing Resolutions: January

Back in December, I posted about writing goals for the coming year. I addressed several reasons we tend to fall short on our New Year’s Resolutions, including loss of motivation, setting expectations too high, and lack of support and/or accountability. I followed up with a number of solutions, including the one below: Continue reading 2018 Writing Resolutions: January

2018 Writing Resolutions (That You Can Actually Keep)

I love making New Year’s resolutions.

Year after year, I come up with some super ambitious plan for my writing, eager to get started on January 1. I feel invincible, at least for the first couple weeks, convinced that this will be my best writing year ever. Of course, that feeling doesn’t last. Motivation starts to dwindle, leaving me struggling through a mid-January slump. By February, I’m making little bargains with myself (i.e. “I can take the day off as long as I write twice as much tomorrow”).

This, of course, is the beginning of the end.
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