August 8th, 2018

Good morning, World 🙂

This is how I know something is wrong with me: I find days off stressful. Seriously, I don’t like them. I want to keep plowing forward, pushing myself with my daily word count, coming up with ideas, researching the book market, refining my one-year plan, smiting my enemies, working out… I want to keep doing things. But today and tomorrow are my husband’s days off– like a weekend, kind of– and we have to tend to our domestic duties.

Taking time to get the house in shape, grocery shop, and take care of anything else that has arisen is a necessary practice, and if I remind myself of this, then my time away from my keyboard is less stressful. There’s more to the world than just a screen. One must go out and see people, look them in their actual faces, and perhaps even say hello.

Besides, look at this chart! 🙂

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This, my friends, has been my month of August so far. Nailed it.

But let’s not to get too proud, because that’s when the universe most likes to play her tricks. It’s better to invest my energy in looking for the next way to challenge myself, rather than basking in the glory of small victories.

1,000 words a day has proven to be a surmountable challenge.

How about 1,500 a day?

This will be a difficult goal to accomplish today. As I mentioned above, today and tomorrow are supposed to be my days off, so I’ll do my best to make at least a little bit of progress on everything, and not beat myself up if I don’t cross the 1,500 word line.

But for five days a week, I want to write at least 1,500 a day.

How are you doing? Do you enjoy having a day off, or do they stress you out, too?

Regardless I hope you’re having a happy Wednesday, everybody!

xoxo Liv

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “August 8th, 2018

  1. Hello, Liv,

    I’ll try this again. I tried to post twice yesterday but couldn’t.

    Sometimes I do find days off stressful, but not for the reason you mentioned. I find them stressful because of some of the things I need to do. Today was a prime example. But this afternoon I got a great massage, and I’m ready to take tomorrow for mine. I’m not even sure what I’ll do, but it will be for me!

    So maybe that’s something you could try. Take one of your days off to do all the domestic things, and take the other day for yourself! Especially since your husband is off the same days you are this week. Go have some fun! And if you think taking a couple of days away from your routine is a bad day, consider that the off time will help you re-charge and should actually increase your productivity when you come back.

    It’s great to see you’ve found a way to track your productivity. As far as shooting for 1500 words, I would say try it for awhile and as long as none of your other projects suffer it’s a great thing! But remember what I said about goals. It’s OK to change them every day, as long as you still have them. If your other projects begin to suffer, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to go back to 1000 words a day, would it? Again, that’s just a suggestion.

    I hope you enjoyed your time off. Let us know how they went!

    Have a great evening, Liv,

    Thanks,
    Bill

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