Tuesday, 22 December 2009
A new year is drawing closer. It's almost time again to start feeling guilty about the Christmas binge, resolve to be healthier, be more productive, be... a 'better' person. And then feel terrible when we slip back into habits (or, normality).
So this year I'm setting myself only one writing target:
Write at least 500 words a week.
This is based on these three rules of resolution setting:
1. Set a realistic goal. Change something small that will have a big impact.
2. Set a measurable goal. Writing 500 words a week is more solid that just 'writing more'. Unmeasurable goals lack focus, and are quickly abandoned.
3. Don't over-burden yourself. There may be a lot of targets you want to set yourself, but if you set yourself too many, you'll become disheartened if you don't acheive them all.
Good luck in your goals for next year. If you've set yourself some, please share what they are in the comments - I'd be interested to hear. If you haven't set any, any particular reason why not?
Posted by Sophie Playle at 12:00