Did you know that there are thousands of quotes about taking responsibility for your own life? Each one points out that the only person responsible for you, who can save you, who can get you where you want to go, is you. I know, when we’ve been wounded, we want to point at the person… Read More Motivational Monday: Take Responsibility
I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
It doesn’t matter how much we want to achieve a certain goal, everyone has a barrier to it. Sometimes it’s a speed bump, at other times it’s an entire mountain range. Every so often you’ll find a speed bump that feels like a mountain, too. Recognizing those barriers can sound depressing, and even demoralizing. The… Read More Motivational Monday: Recognize your barriers
I’ve talked in several previous posts about how to get things done. I’ve gone over using small goals, using lists, and scheduling. Today, we’re going to talk about clearing your schedule.
(Please note, the image for this post will be me in a relatively short time.) Well, another week has flown by. I’m having my usual Friday morning feeling of, “I didn’t accomplish anything this week.” I hate that feeling because it’s so rarely true. Still, not seeing progress in any tangible way is often frustrating.… Read More Free-form Friday: Just an update on me
Like most people who write but also have the day job, it’s often a battle to get the space to write, even with good planning and time management. Still, when I feel I’m not making progress, I can open the folder on the computer and see that I am. The number of chapters, the word… Read More Writing Wednesday: Carving Out Time
I’ve been making steady-ish progress on the Half-Life of a Soul (HLOAS) series. It has been very slow, though. While yes, any progress is good, I don’t want to take a decade to write “the end” when I already know exactly how this story will end, how the spin-off story will open and end, and… Read More Freeform Friday: Author in action
I’ve found that having a deadline keeps me writing. For some authors, a deadline is a surefire way to make sure no writing happens, ever. Something about that date looming in the future will reveal exactly which sort of author you are. Working on deadlines, or needing them like I do, isn’t good or bad.… Read More Writing Wednesday: Setting Goals and Deadlines
It is very easy for us to look at motivation and make it all about work. In part, because our jobs tend to demand that we find ways to motivate ourselves. Most of us aren’t doing something we love. Many of us are feeling like we should win the gold in the motivation olympics just… Read More Motivational Monday: Set a PERSONAL Goal
I know I post a lot about recognizing your own achievements, appreciating yourself, and so forth. What about the days when you can’t see those good things? That’s where your cheerleaders come in.