Months ago I wrote about how I wanted to get back into regular blogging and posting book reviews instead of the two or three weekly posts I’ve been doing lately. I don’t know what happened, but I definitely didn’t do what I planned. The Boyfriend brought to my attention several times that I hadn’t written a review in quite awhile. I had tons of excuses: I was tired, I was working a lot and didn’t have time, I didn’t know what to write, I didn’t want to review a particular book I had just finished reading, I was too busy finishing books from my TBR, etc.
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the sh*t that weighs you down.” – Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
That’s going to change. I signed up for Damn Early Days, the 21 day program to get back to what matters by getting up before the butt crack of dawn and working on one or two goals before doing anything else. The sign up is still open, but I don’t know for how long. They recommend 4:30 am, but I convinced The Boyfriend to do this crazy thing with me and he takes issue with going to bed prior to 9 pm as if he’s a 6 year old on a school night. I tend to agree, and the program does allow you to choose the time you’re going to get up. So, starting October 2nd, we’ll be getting up at 5 am…every morning…for 21 days.
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen, quoted in Do It! Let’s Get Off Our Buts by Peter McWilliams
My primary goal is to write at least one blog post every morning and get it scheduled. There won’t necessarily be a post to read from me every single day, but by time I’m done, there will 21 blog posts scheduled and/or posted. My secondary goal is all about walking. Since I started working from home, I haven’t gone walking during any of my breaks; mostly because I’m still in my pajamas, but whatever. After I get my writing done, I will put my shoes on and get out the door for at least 30 minutes of walking. I’ll either head over to the fitness center and get on a treadmill or I’ll walk around the apartment complex, but regardless of how I do it, I’m getting as many steps as I can before I have to get ready for work.
To prep for October 2nd, I’m playing around with a possible schedule to successfully get me through each day. I’m also reading Do It! Let’s Get Off Our Buts by Peter McWilliams. Do you want to know something hilarious? I’ve owned this motivational “get stuff done” book for over a decade (since 2003, in fact) and I have never once opened it! I think that makes me the Queen of Procrastination. Hopefully Damn Early Days will help me abdicate the thrown.