Posts Tagged ‘Goals’

New patio roof is about a third done 03.30.2008

 

The sun is shining and I am sat at my patio set in the back garden. This is the joy of working at home, right?

 

Then why do I not feel so full of the joys of spring?

 

On Friday, I didn’t get chance to write today’s to do list, so I have had to do it just now. It seems to get longer every time, and I wonder: Am I ever going to achieve any of my goals?

Is it because I am working on too much stuff?

At the moment I have the novel (and I want to edit my first novel), 2 articles, and 3 short stories to work on. Or am I just not efficient enough?

I know many writers who have lots of things on the go at once, but I am not sure I can hack it. I only have one more week left, and if I am to be on target, 2 of those stories need to be completed by the end of the month, as they are competition entries. I also know I have a lot of smaller, but nevertheless important tasks to complete at the end of the week.

 

Which brings me back to a question I asked not long ago. When to stop? Not that I have any fear of worrying about that. I have plenty to keep on with.

My house is tidy now, so I am not going to be worrying too much about stopping to get chores done. Of course, they still need to be done, if I want to keep a tidy house. But that is one less stress, today at least.

 

On another note: I planted my first potatoes over the weekend. I am a total novice at vegetable gardening, and with only a patio to grow on, I need to have bags and containers. The information out there that I have found so far seems to be geared towards people who know something about vegetables and growing them. Maybe I will create a blog about it, and maybe help other vegetable gardening dunces, just like me.

 

Enjoy the sunshine! This is England, it is probably all we’ll get………

The typical, but counter productive educationa...

The end of Week 2 has snuck up on me.

 

Now I have to reflect on whether I have been productive or not the past week. And again, I would have to say……..not.

 

My Wunderlist is telling me that I have 7 overdue tasks. Then I also have 5 to do today. I know that I have the weekend to catch up, but writing takes a back seat when the family is home.

 

So I need to work harder today. And I need to try harder next week.

 

I am finally getting to grips of what I need to do to become positively productive. Some of you may know that recently I suffered a bereavement, and I am having difficulties with my son. As a result, my mental state is suffering. I am hoping that now I have recognised my issues, I can deal with them, and as a result, become more productive. I am going to do this by relaxing every day, doing something that I enjoy.

 

I am off now, to prepare the goals for next week. I doubt I will hit my monthly targets, as I started halfway through the month, but I hope to be close. The end of the month is only a week away!

 

How are you doing? Are you becoming positively productive?