Wednesday, January 7, 2015

IWSG and the New Year

So it's a new year, when people write down what they want to accomplish over the next 52 weeks. A clean slate. A fresh start. A time that's booming with potential. Except, it's also the close to a year. I'm optimistic about the year ahead, but I also realize just how much I didn't get done last year, and it's kinda depressing :-/

I tend to reminisce about what I could and definitely should have done. My biggest insecurity- that I'm just going to fail anyway so why try- sneaks in and wrap themselves around my mind until I'm defeated and ready to quit. Luckily, I'm also determined, so I'll sweep those insecurities out of my mind for awhile and start over. I'll make a list about everything I'm going to do. For real. This time, I'm totally going to do it! Until I don't. I make my goals so big, that I overwhelm myself. I might stick to them for a short period of time, but eventually I fall off and instead of jumping back on and continuing full force ahead, I get discouraged and quit for awhile until I can fight the insecurities all over again.

Instead of dwelling (which I have a bad habit of doing), I have a new strategy to the new year. While I've made out a goal of the projects I want to do this year, I'm not making out a daily plan ahead of time. Very rarely do I ever actually follow a schedule if I make it. My new plan this year is to write down what I actually do each day. My hope is to analyze how productively I use my time, and to become more productive all around in my life, but especially my writing.

So that's my biggest goal of the new year. What about you? Are you good at following schedules or do you prefer to just go with the flow?

Oh, and Happy New Year!!! :)