Editor, Author, Priestess of Words
Honestly, I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to this year.
I mean, I did accomplish some things, like getting published again and helping to put out some incredible lit mag issues (more on both of those later), but there’s definitely a sense of regret, like if only I hadn’t wasted so much time checking Facebook over and over, playing mindless farming games, or getting into internet arguments, I could have accomplished more things I could be truly proud of.
I’m in my winter break session at university, though, so now seems like a good time to reevaluate what I’ve been doing and make a plan for change so that I don’t feel this way at the end of next year. I’ve been reading articles on Medium a good bit lately, and this one by Melissa Mandelbaum does a great job of breaking down a way to stay on top of your goals and how you’re progressing.
Some of the things she recommends making note of, and how often they should be done, are:
And, on a smaller, day-to-day scale:
I’m going to be pairing this approach with using one of the Ink+Volt planners my husband and I just received. Quite an investment for a couple of planners, I know, but I’m trying to show dedication to this desire to Be More, Do More.
How about the rest of you? What systems are you going to use to make sure your New Year’s resolutions are going to stick?