Posts Tagged ‘positively productive’

Friday

 

And it is Friday again.

 

Today is also the last day of the school term, and my little angel will have 2 weeks off! EEK! I’m sure I will survive somehow.

 

Now, I haven’t been as productive as I would have liked (do you see a pattern emerging?), and I know that the next two weeks I won’t get as much done as I might like. This whole unproductive malarkey is making me very miserable. I feel like a hamster on a wheel, hammering away and going no where.

So I concluded that I really am doing too much. From now, I will only have 3 projects on the go. The novel, a short story, and an article. Let’s see if that will help improve my output.

 

Something needs to change, that is for sure. I am going to be re-visiting ‘The Positively Productive Writer’ and I will read it more slowly this time, whilst bulleting steps I need to take. I hope it works.

 

How is your writing coming along?

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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?

It’s strange. I think up an idea for a blog post, and all of a sudden, that topic is everywhere!

 

Today, I want to talk about motivation. The whys and wherefores of it. I have a desk, where I sit and be the writer of the household. But today, I am writing about motivation from the sofa.

 

I am motivated to write this post, as I feel a sense of duty to my readers. I know that if I don’t post, I’ll lose all, or at least some of you. So I make it a regular thing. But that is about it.

 

Life gets in the way. For some, the motivation is money. For most, it is a need. To not write, is to not breathe. But this need doesn’t necessarily bring you to your desk day in and day out. It doesn’t necessarily make you productive. ¬†Money does.

 

So what if you want your motivation to be money, but right now all it is is a need? How do you get yourself to the desk and write, as if you are being paid for it? I don’t have the answers yet. I hope that when I purchase The Positively Productive Writer by Simon Whalley, I will be getting somewhere. I have heard it is a good book, and it is most definitely on my ‘to read’ list.

Another good thing, which is helping me a little bit is Wunderlist. You can add lists for different things too. I have Short Stories, Competitions, Articles and Assignments. And at the click of a button, if I have added a deadline, I can see what deadlines I have coming up in the near future.

 

Will I be more productive for it? I certainly hope so. But I need to get to the desk first.

 

How do you motivate yourself, and does it work?