New Year, Same Me But Productive
About a week ago, week ago..err.. last week whilst in the black hole between Christmas and New Year’s there has been abundant “new year, new me” posts plaster across all social media platforms for those prepping for the upcoming new year’s celebration. I never understood the notion of waiting until the end of the year to scramble together a list of shit you’re probably not going to accomplish. Is it just to say you made resolutions? Possibly. My being a master procrastinator the thought of a list that will continue to grow over the year tends to overwhelm me. But I’m not knocking you. Do what you do. However, I’ve found that daily lists/goals help you take steps toward ultimate goals. Instead of waiting until the end of the year to create my list, I have a daily list. Yes, it’s a lot more tedious and takes a bit more effort but it keeps me more on track and accountable and brings me a step closer to the final product.
A side bar, please don’t be one of those “move in silence” assholes…like how in the hell are you moving in silence if you tell people you’re moving in silence?! Moving on, my biggest goal this year is to finish my book, yes, a bitch is writing a book. In reflecting these last few days, I noticed I haven’t written anything for my book in a month. A MONTH. I just wasted 30 whole days and you know what I was focused on? The fact that I wasn’t writing anything for the book. How productive of me. Like girl, this book isn’t going to write itself! Enough of my rant to myself. I’m one of those organized people that have post-its, different color pens and markers so naturally I would have a dry erase board calendar. About a month ago, I began to plan my monthly content for the blog and the days I’ll dedicate to writing my book. I’m a visual creature, so seeing the schedule helped keep me on track. Before I go to bed each night, and before my nightly devotions and reading of whatever book, I write a daily list to be completed for the following day. There’s no feeling like scratching something you finished off your list. Oh, and because I’m a child, I reward myself at the end of each week if I accomplished every task on my daily lists. Listen, you gotta be your own motivation man.
Don’t stress out, take things day by day. You’ll look up and it’ll be New Year’s Eve again. You’ll be amazed at all the shit you’ve accomplished over the past 12 months.
Have a bomb ass 2018!