About a month and a half ago, I shared my goal to write a blog post once a week on Thursday’s. Here’s the post if you haven’t read it.
More or less, it’s been going well. For 5 weeks, I wrote consistently on Thursday’s. Then this week happened. And I didn’t write. (I’m writing now, so I’m still keeping my goal to making it a weekly habit.)
Let me tell you how these past 5 weeks have been.
First, I set a reminder on my phone to go off once I get done with work on Thursday’s to write a blog post. It usaully goes off just as I’m wrapping up my final massage. Then I get home and I am starving. (I work during midday and don’t take lunch because I only work 5-6 hours.) Once I’ve eaten, it’s time to focus on other priorities like prepping dinner, simple chores, spending time with the puppy, or – right now – studying to become a certified personal trainer. Quickly too after eating, my husband gets home and I want to spend time with him not holed up attached to my tablet or laptop writing a blog post.
By the time dinner is eaten and we’ve watched an episode or two of whatever tv show we happen to be in at the time, it’s time to get ready for bed. And I still need to write a blog post. So while the husband wrangles the pup into going outside for one final potty before bed, I sit down to write. And I’m a thoughtful writer, so it can take 30-60+ minutes for a post to ploop out of brain and onto the page.
Anyways, what I am trying to say is that writing a blog post on Thursday’s, I have found out, is not realistic for me and my work schedule and lifestyle. So instead I am going to adjust my goals to make them work for me while still pushing myself to crush it writing a post once a week.
Old goal: write a blog post every Thursday.
New goal: write a blog post in the mornings on Wednesday.
It’s important for everyone to remember that all goals can be accomplished if they are Specific, Measureable, Attainable/Achievable, Realistic, Timely. And sometimes goals that are all of those things still need to be adjusted and that’s okay. It’s called learning and growing, and it leads to succeeding.
Thanks for reading!