As the calendar changed to 2016, I made some plans and goals for the new year. Making plans, now that’s my favorite part. So I took out my notepad and wrote down each and everything I want to do on a monthly basis and then divided my days to accomplish the tasks. I realized that there isn’t enough time to do everything I want to do on a day! It was disappointing. I don’t want my days to be jam packed because then I will fail to complete even the easiest task. So I decided to trim down my To-do list and take it slow. Who knows, if I finish a few of them I might get all of them done, that’s the hope!
So here are my main goals:
- To write constantly and frequently – I want to get better in writing fictions and poems. I haven’t written much fiction in 2015. Thankfully I am doing offline writings more often, so I hope that it will encourage me to post more stories in Void Thoughts.
- To focus on my health – Headache and Backpain, my two companions! I don’t think that I will ever get rid of them completely, but I do hope to reduce their presence on me. Yoga is helping me a lot with these two. I have to focus to be consistent in doing Yoga practice and replace the other two with Yoga.
- To manage time efficiently – This is a true challenge for me because I love planning but I get distracted so easily and always fail to follow up with my plans. Now I am making small lists to keep up with my plans and ticking off the completed tasks every half an hour. Yeah, that’s the new plan. Actually, I have followed this plan some time back last year and it worked very well for a week. I have no idea how I got sidetracked from that! As a further step, I logged out of the Facebook app from my phone. Now I don’t have the urge to keep on checking what’s new on Facebook. Checking FB on the laptop is a time saver.
- To read more – I am reading. I always read. But not the book reviewing kind of reading. I stay away from book review posts as much as possible even though many of my blogger friends do impressive review posts. It is a distraction for me. It is a distraction because then I will start worrying about the enormous amount of books I should read which I never will get the time to. I don’t want to keep a long To-Be-Read list and lose whatever little focus and time I am left with worrying about it. I have a long To Do list to keep me engaged already. Right now I have 6 books which I would like to read in the near future. Now reading doesn’t apply just to the books, does it? There are articles, a lot of them and the blog posts, even more of them. I have allocated time to catch up with all these sections too. So yes, a lot of reading to do on a day!
These are my goals for this year. I think of them as a guidance to get through each day. Writing, reading and practicing Yoga are part of my daily life already. But then they all get tangled up and it gets messy. I am hoping for fewer tangles this year!
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