Little Changes for 2012
1st Jan 2012 in Personal
I love resolutions, and sometimes I even stick to them. I reckon everyone could take the time to sit down and think of a new things they’d like to do differently in 2012. Even if we don’t fully achieve these goals, it’s good to feel like we’re moving in the right direction.
My ambitions are not grand, I know. I’m happy with the way my life is at the moment, so I don’t feel the need to try for any huge changes – but there are always things that can be worked on! Here are my resolutions:
- Stand up straight.
- Spend one Sunday per month lying in bed, reading books and watching films.
- Practise grace, kindness, and passion in all things.
What would you like to do differently in 2012?
Those are fabulous resolutions and mostly easy to keep – except the standing up straight thing. I should resolve to sit up straight. (She says hunched over her keyboard).
Yours are all great. Mine are:
1. To write more.
2. Practise grace, kindness, and passion in all things. (since you put it so well!)
3. Not to give in to the fear.
Those are great – I always think that positive resolutions which involve you choosing to do something, rather than vowing to give something up, have a far better chance of suceeding.
I’ve resolved to write 100 words of my novel every day. Yes, I know that is a silly amount – why not 500, or 1000? But I just wouldn’t do it every day, because that seems like a proper amount and too daunting for days which haven’t been designated as Writing Days, whereas 100 is just a couple of sentences (well, my unfeasibly convoluted sentences anyway) and surely I can manage that even if tired and uninspired? And if I can stick to it, I’d have 36,500 words by the end of the year – half a book! Okay, there would be some wastage there, as many of the 100words would have to be scrapped. But given that some days I will definitely write much more, it should even out. Fingers crossed …
yes 100 words isn’t a lot but it’s a great momentum to have, and of course there’ll be days when you write more. It’ll keep you focussed and progressing, which is much better than the alternatives. Good idea, and good luck with it! 🙂
Thanks Mick! So far so good …
Andrea, excellent, well done. My writing over the last few weeks = nil. Been doing a lot of DIY though. 🙂
Don’t knock the 100-words-a-day method, I swear by it! Wrote a novel in six months that way (and I never missed a day). When I was aiming for 1,000 or even 500 words a day I’d slack off all the time, but no-one can claim they don’t have time for 100 words. I lost the habit in November/December but I want to get back into it – I’ve aimed for 100 words a day since the 1st of January, and I’m now 600 words into a new story!
Andrea and Mick, hope it’s going well for you too.