You read it right; it’s time for me to start making changes. These changes will start Monday and I intend to keep at it. What all do I intend to do? Here’s a small list of the important things:
- Find a job
While at school, I had to juggle schoolwork with a part-time job, as well as my writing, all while also trying to find time to relax and have time to myself. Because of this, I felt drained and when both school and my work contract ended, I elected to take a few months off before starting a full-time job. Now is the time to head off to work.
My writing schedule is too irregular. I’ll write 3,000+ words a day for a week and suddenly I won’t write for weeks. That needs to change. I need to have a solid schedule. My goal is 2,000 words per day. If I fall into a good rhythm with that, I’ll give myself weekends off. I’ll be happy with 10,000+ words per week.
- Exercise/lose weight/be healthier
Same situation as my writing. I’ll start exercising (that’s what our elliptical machine is for, after all) and it will go great for a week – and then it stops. Again, I need to fall into a solid pace for it and stick to it. To go along with that: Fewer snacks. Small changes can make a huge difference.
I won’t lie: I might need some help with this. Small things. If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads, feel free to send me a message. “How’s the writing?” Simple things. They mean a lot to me and I always respond to messages; I love reading them.
You can also email me at nrmcneely[at]googlemail[dot]com.
If you’re making any changes in your life, let me know and I’ll be happy to send supportive messages, as well! Speaking of which, feel free to share your stories about lifestyle changes in the comments!
I’m going to enjoy this lazy weekend and then Monday, everything is going to change. Have a good one!