I’ve loved to write since I was in high school. Probably typical. I admired the writers I read and the books we studied in English Lit class. I got tremendously artsy overall during this time, including a deep love for music and art. I tried to play musical instruments, but I never got good enough to really take it anywhere. It didn’t even occur to me to pick up a pencil and draw. Well, no, that’s a lie. I have envied artists that can draw beautiful pictures, and I’ve tried to do it, but instantly gave up. So, I stuck to writing because I thought it was fun and it clicked.
Well, it’s the new year, and don’t you know it’s time to start fresh and make some new goals. Goal one is building a routine and sticking to it.
I am not a routine kind of person, wanting to keep things open and not feel confined by parameters. However, I’ve realized it’s a bad habit to not have a routine. If anything, I’ve made a rough outline to stick to and be a code for my daily life. If something comes up, I’ll be flexible.
But, why is routine good? What benefits does it provide me? Routine forces action and pushes me forward toward my goals. If I’m wanting to achieve certain goals, then goal one should be routine. Routine tackles small goals that will act like little blocks building toward the larger ones.
How will I stick to the routine? Start small. Overcome the hard stuff by taking the moment and being successful in it. Then move on to the next moment. I’ll fall, fail, and then I’ll pick myself back up and try again. That’s the idea anyway.
What goals do you have for 2017? Comment below and share your thoughts.