Happy New Year!
I would like to say that when the ball dropped in New York City at 12:00 am January 1, 2020, I switched off the television with the thought that January 1st was just another day.
It really is just another day, right?
Instead of falling asleep, my mind and body so tired from the holiday season, I spent the next hour or so mentally writing down what I had to do in the coming months to push my dream forward and to grow as an author. My heart began to race, my fingers, fidgeted under the sheet, and the to-list grew in the dark at an alarming rate...
Yup, that’s the cliff note version.
At some point, sleep fought its way in, shoving out the noise. The panic didn’t go away when the sun came up. I’m proud to say I didn’t allow it to eat at me the whole day. Instead, I made a coconut cream pie and pork tamales while my brain worked on ways to de-stress my life. I still have to pull out my colored pens and jot down on my new calendar my expectations and goals for 2020. I owe that to my family, friends, and readers. But before that can happen, I need to take stock of what is the most important thing I can do this year.
Here is what I came up with…
My Goals for 2020—Please Hold Me Accountable!
1. Be kind to ME.
The only one placing pressure on me is me.
2. Take care of yourself.
Get out of the writer’s cave
Exercise! Find what works for you now and enjoy it.
Make plans with family and friends
Breath in Fresh Air!
3. Your dream matters, but living your life matters more.
4. Plan something fun/different/out of me zone at least once a month.
5. Sleep more.
6. Watch more television—yeah, I need this with a finish work before relaxing mentality.
7. Make time to Read, a lot!
One to two books a month is so much better than no time to read.
8. A notation in the calendar isn’t carved in my blood. It’s okay to re-schedule. Be Kind to ME, remember?
My life is finite. Wasting even an instant in panic over a to-do list is just waste of good time.
What are your goals? I would love for you to share them in comments. Maybe we can help each other keep to our goals from over shadowing what really matters.
Hugs to all!
Nancy C. Weeks
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