After a long while, I finally feel like writing again. I don’t know if it’s because there have been some positive changes in my life recently or maybe it’s just the weather changing, but I feel different. I just hope that this will last.
Starting next Monday I will have more time to myself. It’s scary but I need to be more confident and content with myself. I need to let go of my crutches and start living again. I need to be more independent, even if it means something as trivial as to do the laundry or cook dinner.
I’ve already talked about my plans for the third quarter of the year 2018 here. My heart is sinking at the thought that I will procrastinate and fail to accomplish anything. But right now at this very moment I’m writing a blogpost, which counts as productive. Today I’ve posted something in German to my Instagram, which counts as language practice. And I’ve been reading a dreadful book, but the point is that I’ve been reading it. So here I have at least three of the things that are on my to-do list, that I’m already successing in. I’m hopeful that it’ll be like this from now on. I’ll still allow myself breaks, but I’ll remind myself that one bad day doesn’t equal failure. I can start over the next day. One step away from the plan doesn’t mean that I’m off the road. I can still see my goals and nothing is stopping me!
That’s enough of self-motivation for now.
And how are you doing, dear friends?
I’ve been watching a lot of Authortube recently and noticed that many writers prefer to set quarterly goals, either for writing, work or personal goals. When you think about it, it really makes sense. A month passes by too quickly so there’s this stress of a short deadline that you set for yourself. And a year is way too long, so you probably forget about half of your goals by the six months mark. But dividing your year into quarters and setting goals for that period of time seems to work just fine for many. So I’ve decided to try it out for myself. I’ve actually already tried setting quarterly goals at the beginning of the year but failed miserably. Maybe because I didn’t post anywhere about it and didn’t have a reminder at hand in a form of a blog post or a YouTube video. And I no longer use a notebook for planning. I played with the idea of keeping a bullet journal for a while but that’s just not my thing.