Happy New Year! The list of things I want to improve, do more or less of, or change for 2016 has been growing more and more unwieldy in my mind, so I’ve been thinking of ways to tackle these items over the course of the year in a way that won’t be impossible. Instead of writing down a list that will be intimidating, I’ve decided to approach the mountain by introducing new routines month by month.
There are three things I am going to define today that I really want to do over the next 365 days.
- Read one biography or autobiography per month
- Define monthly challenges, and write about them – the good, the bad and the ugly. Include a challenge each month that is scary or uncomfortable for me.
- Write every day. Not necessarily on my blog, but in some form that isn’t either a Facebook update, Tweet or business email. This could include journaling, Storycube exercises, short stories, or any other act of writing. Every. Single. Day.
So, here it is! During the month of January, I am going to:
- Read Flappers. It looks amazing. I mean, really – who doesn’t love a good story about daring, trailblazing, scandalous women?
- Shoot to do the 7 Minute Workout Challenge five times per week. Bonus abs for me if I do it more! (There’s the highly uncomfortable one! I am an expert in talking myself out of this kind of thing.)
- Write daily.
I’m anxious to see how sticking to these new regimens will introduce new thoughts, ideas and experiences into my life. And I will be honest about my progress.
What fun new challenges are you planning for 2016?