Here we go again… December is Blog-Every-Day Month. No guidelines. No rules. No set topic. No nothing no how. Just an article with at least one complete sentence, every day…
December 1… and we start with even more goals?
People who have been reading this blog for any length of time know that I get into my groove about this time each year. I’m a bit of a goal-troll and as the New Year creeps up I tend to set a bunch of new self improvement targets. Some stick. Some don’t. That’s life.
But one thing that I’ve found over the years is that while it’s great to make New Years Resolutions, the ones that work are those that you’ve practiced for a few weeks in advance and can push through the holidays. If your goal can survive the craziness of Christmas, it just might make it into next year. In other words, December 1st is a great day to kick off all sorts of life-altering challenges.
I’ve only got three big things I’m working on for 2016, but they are pretty daunting and ambitious.
First, you may already know about “Ready Writer One” my words-each-day project meant to keep up the momentum I’ve built in November with NaNoWriMo and not only finish that novel but perhaps write a couple more in 2016. I’ll be gearing up in December so that by the time January hits I’m in the groove for my daily word count.
Second, I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve been contemplating another year of marathon training. Yikes! Along with that effort, however, it will be necessary to rev up a new cross training effort to go along with it. Of course, that means planning and tracking everything, which starts tonight with my first workout in my 2016 series. It’s some basic strength work before I do my run.
Third, and another health goal, I’ll be working towards that marathon goal with another healthy eating plan. I’ve got some rules worked out –basically a repeat of the standard being-more-conscious about things plan– but I’m kicking that off today –again– with healthy meals and a little bit more diligence on the post-Halloween, pre-holiday snacking.
Big things with little daily efforts. They all add up. I’ll prime myself and tune the details leading into the end of the month, and then kick them off in earnest when the New Year hits. So, ready… go.