New Year, New Me, Resolutions & Focus

I know most people have already set their stall out for the coming year but given my illness I am sure you will forgive my tardiness. I had already written them out in my journal but I thought I would share them with you also.

 1) Eat healthier – no going on a diet but to watch portion size, try to make sure I get my five a day and to make healthier choices where I can. I also bought a smoothy maker in an attempt to help with this one.

2) Exercise more – I want to try to exercise at least 4 times a week, starting with 10-15mins and building up to at least one hour session and the others at 30mins. Before I have tried for too much to soon ended up in pain then quit.

3) Write everyday – I intend to spend at least 30mins of every day writing, be it on here or in my journal. Most days will of course involve a lot longer and working on my books or other pieces but even on the busiest of days I need to make that small amount of time count.

4) Daily WIP Progress – although I mention above actually writing every day by this I mean that on days I do not have time to sit and actually write on one of my WIPs then I will still find a way to contribute to it either by having a read through, printing a page off to edit or to make extra notes relating to whatever project I am working on.  Writing is so much more than just getting a story on paper.

5) Improve my skin care regime – more of a personal one but time is not on the side of my skin and it does react to weather conditions so especially if I want to feel more comfortable filming vlogs I have  to invest a few  minutes each morning and bedtime.

6 ) Publish VATV – to be fair this would be done already had the computer not died but now it will be a case of hoping that my drpobox had updated properly but I know I do have 9 stories fully edited on hard copy that can be typed back up and the other stories will be saved in some form, I will set a new released date as soon as I have the new computer in my posession and set up.

7) Publish Queen of Ages – another project which stalled, but as soon as Voices is out I intend to start another edit run on the first  part of my trilogy and get stuck into to writing the second part which I also intend to be out before the end of thd year.  Had technical issues not meant the delay to Voices I would have gone for all three within the year.

8) Catch up on my emails – that should be catch up and keep up, as many of you have been aware I have made a good start on this one while tryinb to recover from flu but if you have not had a flood of extra likes on posts from last year it does not mean I have not read and enjoyed them but I did read some in my email inbox and others the like button just would not work on this silly touch screen tablet.

9) Use scheduling better – I normally prepare blog posts and a number of Facebook posts in advance then schedule them to go live at certain times,  I want to work on being more consistent at this however I confess I am finding it hard to do on the tablet so that may have to wait for the computer as well.

10) Put myself first more – I have discussed this in part previously but there is more to it which I will go into at a later date more. So often we are too worried to say no, too afraid of hurting others feelings but the fact is you can only be treated like a doormat if you lie down for people to walk over.

11) Get out and about more – finances dictate that I cannot go off on crazy adventures evrry weekend but I want to make sure I fit in 4 away day and see at least two shows at the theatre this year.

12) Have faith in my writing – I am determined as well as the larger projects to create one extra short story a month and to submit it to market.

As you can see quite general aims that will help me steer my life and writing in the  direction I want it to go.

 

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6 comments on “New Year, New Me, Resolutions & Focus

  1. Yay, you’re back. I’m going to ignore the fact you come bearing resolutions as I know I can’t keep any. I’ll just say, if you need help keeping any that involve dark chocolate but don’t involve sprouts then I’m your man.
    I’m honestly sorry you’ve not been well Paula and I’m delighted to see you back. Just take it easy pleasy.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  2. I made similar goals for eating and exercise. I was once so good about working out with a good run, but somehow I lost my focus on that front. I’m back on the trail again and it’s all coming back to me (thankfully). 🙂

    Good luck on your goals!

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