With Week 1 of classes behind me, I'm beginning to see that I'm going to have to revise how I'm going about some things to make sure that I prioritize my most important goals. As Kiki said in one of her blog posts, there's enough time in the day to do everything that's IMPORTANT, so I think I'm going to downsize my goal lists (taking a page out of Carolyn's play book) and focus on 3-4 Most Important Things.
Last week I managed to get 4 of my goals checked off (although the list was long, I'd aimed for checking off 4-5 items).
*Artist Date (no idea yet)
YES! *60min of writing practice (10min/day)
*5pp of intro for academic rsch book
*Add notes about changes to TS article
YES!*Finish 1 fun book
*2-3 blog posts
*1-2 Italian podcasts (I listen to My Daily Phrase Italian on itunes, Kiki)
YES!*Plant 1 or 2 new seeds in my metaphysical garden
YES!*2-3 days of journaling/morning pages
Let's see how I do with a more focused list this week:
*60 min of writing practice (10min/day)
*Freewrite 5pp of rsch book intro
*Artist date: shoe shopping & matinee next Saturday
*Play in my garden (this could include anything from planning my Italy/Paris adventure next summer, listening to Italian podcasts, and reading for fun to journaling, collaging, blogging)
It'll probably take a week or two for me to get in sync with my schedule this semester, but hopefully little goals like these will help me stay in touch with my writing priorities and some of the self-care rituals I started this summer.
Have a fabulous week, SWIMmers :)