Sunday, February 19, 2012
Balancing the Checklist
It seems that after a few days of healthy goal-busting, I fall into the unhealthy dark side where I do too much, and then try to take on more. I suppose the positive side is that I recognize it before it gets out of hand, but the negative side is that I should already know this. *shakes head*
I don't know why it's so hard to do, but I need to schedule in some fun time.
And exercise fell off the schedule entirely.
And sleep? Forget about it.
I need to get back on track with the healthy goals I set early on.
I am a list addict, and I get little pings of excitement each time I check off an item. My office is littered with lists. Grocery lists, housework lists, books to be read list, books I read list, books I want to read lists, things I want to research list, my WIP list, personal goals lists, writer lists, and well...honestly there are many more lists. I probably write about 1k a week in lists. But that doesn't really count toward my goals. :)
My goals for the week were:
1)Edit 8 pages per day - DONE and went way over that amount :)
2)Write for minimum of 30 minutes per day - DONE and totalled 12k
3)Write 2 new blog articles - DONE but they need tweaking
4)Stop by fellow author blogs - DONE - 3 per day
5)Work on book review for The Falling Machine - DONE - needs editing
6)Exercise 20 minutes minimum each day - BOO - not a lick of exercise
7)Read Dead Iron - BOO - and I wanted to so much :/
8)Get plenty of sleep - BOO again - too much going on in my head
So - I accomplished all the writerly things, but didn't manage to add in fun or healthy activities. I'll need to work harder next week. Actually, I need to manage both my checklist and my checkbook better this week. I have books I want to buy! :) Which means I need to find time to read. Oh the vicious cycle!
Hope you had a great week!