Today is the last day of this week, a not so productive week in terms of story writing, the focus HAS been on this blog which I don’t necessarily see as a bad thing since blogging is new to me and I’m just trying to get into a good rhythm with both mediums.
I found a blog recently which talked about prioritising the REAL things, the things we want to do, alongside all the obstacles that end up getting in the way and see how the focus can slowly shift by constantly writing these lists down, so I want to attempt to do that in this post:
WANTS (The things I’d love to do a lot more of)
Continue writing my book
Gather a portfolio of work
Learn more about WordPress
Go to the gym <— the only thing on this list I do regularly, but not enough for the price I pay!
Give my cats more attention
Meditate, do some Yoga, empty my mind of any stresses
Read a book, listen to some music
Watch a film on Netflix with my husband (have a night off from all of the above)
NEEDS (These tend to be the main priority, as I’m typing them out I can see how feeble they are)
Ironing (took me an hour tonight!)
Odd jobs around the house I couldn’t achieve during the day – paperwork, fixing broken toys, cleaning the cat trays, deep cleaning the house
Reply back to people in messaging services (something I dislike doing during the day if I know it’s going to be a long conversation, so I have to wait until my children are in bed before replying) <—this is an evening killer if I’m not careful
Sorting out the plans for the next day or upcoming week e.g. make sure there’s plenty of food in the house for my children or make sure there’s cash in the house for play groups, and then acting accordingly.
Wow, I honestly thought there’d be more in the second list but I can’t think of any. Now the list has been written let’s see where I am 7 days down the line with exercise. Nearly everything in the Needs list is done every single night and they CAN take up the whole evening on occasion. This is why I’d like to have another 5 or 6 hours added into a day just so I can get everything done without fail or excuse.
I need to get my brain into gear, climb aboard the motivation train, put my fingers to the keyboard and override all obstacles in my head and just do it. I’ve read so many inspirational blogs, there’s been so many wise and profound words that I must go and show the world what I am capable of with my writing – so I shall sign off now, wipe the slate clean and think/dream positively for the future! I wish you all well fellow writers, if you want something so badly you’ll do anything to make it happen right? bye bye unproductive week, hello to a new jam packed productive one!