16 May 2016

May Goals + Procrastination

This post is late, which is great because it fits in with the theme of last month which was procrastination.

How many times do we I have to talk about procrastination before we I say enough is enough? How many times will I have to rush through an article, a blog post, or an assignment the night before instead of having days to pace myself and write thoroughly, before I’ve have enough of this madness! —being slightly dramatic here, but the point is still the same.

Procrastination is the thing I’ve been struggling with this month. Last month it was saying no, March was selflessness, February was both comparison and time management. Each month I’m struggling with something different and I want to include them to hold myself accountable. On the flip side, I don’t want to forget about the improvements I make each month, either!

This month, I have been seeing very positive results when it comes to writing. I have been getting more freelance work and positive responses on the novel I’m working on. This makes me happy, since I decided I wanted to start freelance writing in 2013 and officially start writing fiction novels a year ago.

With that being said, I have been experiencing “growing pains” when it comes to writing, and need to be more intentional on getting everything done in time and making sure it’s quality work. I need to be proactive instead of reactive, and the first steps of doing is this not procrastinating. Arriving early. Waking up earlier than I have to. That sort of thing.

BUT, this is very much easier said than done. I’m going to start utilizing the monthly view of my planner more and doing things way before their due. Last month I had maybe 5 articles due on the same day and I was a frazzled wreck.

Are you a procrastinator? If so, tell me if and how you plan to fix that, and if not, please leave me some advice! I’d love to hear it.

Okay, let’s see how I’ve done with April Goals!

April Goals:

Submit grant + writers residency applications: I’ve done some, but not all of the ones I’ve wanted to. One is due next week, so by my “not procrastinating” promise, I actually need to finish that now.

Go to Hilton Head: The trip has actually been postponed until next month!

Meal Prep: This actually went a lot better than I anticipated! Not perfect, but better.

Participate in #DVPit: I did this, and in my opinion it was a success! I need to do a writing update soon.

Re-Do Online Portfolio: I’ve started this, but I keep getting stuck because I don’t know how exactly I want to format it. Should it be on this website, or another one? What all should it include?

Submit all of my articles! Did this!

Eye Doctor: Okay, I didn’t do this.

Make a financial step (Pay off a credit card or revise student loan plan): I paid off a credit card! Yay!

So I did fairly well on my April goals, now on to May!

Have a GREAT time at the Beyoncé concert While the concert was incredibly fun, the actual day was bizarre! It’s too much to type and I don’t think I can convey exactly what happened without being dramatic, so I am posting a video all about it on this channel. Make sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss it!

Submit Grant App

Revise Student Loan Plan I did this! Yay for not procrastinating on my goals!

Online Portfolio

Eye Doctor

Wake up an hour early before I need to

What are your goals for the month of May? I’d love to hear them! Also, I’d love any tips on not being a procrastinator 😉


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