I've also noticed that I'm addicted to certain things (some of them are not writing-related, but please indulge me):
- Social media (yes, my August IWSG post was all about not using social media effectively, but that doesn't mean I can't completely waste my time by just watching all those tweets pour in!)
- Web sudoku
- Watching the Olympics
and I've lost focus of other things:
So, I need goals, and I need them NOW! Some people list weekly goals on their blogs, holding themselves accountable, and fulfilling those goals because they've stated them for the world to see. I'm not going to write weekly goals, these are goals addressing the above problems that I hope to have sorted by the end of the year.
- I am going to get a grip of my sugar - say no to cake/stop buying chocolate with the excuse that I've got writers block/make better post-gym snack choices
- Further to the above goal, I'm going to get myself back into a proper programme at the gym - after an injury I've been slacking, but my shoulder is better and I really need to do it. I'm certain that by the end of the year I can have a semi-Olympic body
- Reducing body fat by 5%
- Lifting 100kg on the leg press (previous PB was 115kg, so definitely achievable, with practise)
- Complete 30 minutes on the stepper
- Achieve 1 pull-up (although that's been a goal for the past two years, so don't hold your breath!)
- Run 5k at a 5% incline in less than 30 minutes
- I'm going to try to have two complete days away from the internet every week - and write longhand on those days so I'm not tempted to to stray onto the web
- I'm going to make sure I have at least half an hour after I come in from work before I turn on my laptop
- I'm going to write at least two drafts of a brand new novella, the idea for which is lurking in my mind, but annoyingly not quite fully formed
Over to you - are you feeling goalless like me, or are you zipping through your to-do list?
Do you have any hints and tips to share?
Is anyone else as Olympic-addicted as me?