When I was growing up, my parents had an exercise bike in their bedroom. When I was a kid, sometimes I’d play with it. I’d pedal as hard as I could to see how high I could get the speedometer needle to go. I’d see how far I could get in a minute. Most of the time, I pressed the tension/resistance as far as I could and then use all my might to make that wheel go. By might, I mean all my weight, bouncing with both feet on one pedal.
My life currently is like that exercise bike. That wheel is moving, but the tension is on high and I’m having to bounce on the pedal to keep it going. But, I want to point out, the wheel is moving. It may not be smooth. It may not be steady. It may be taking everything I got. But, it is moving.
So, I’ve been triaging. What’s more important: writing a blog post or getting new words on my manuscript? I’ve also been sacrificing. While I write each day, I only made my word count goal once last week. And I’ve been a crappy ROWer and WIPpeteer not visiting anybody, because stuff had to give. It reminds me about thinking about priority levels with my goals. Next round, I might have to institute that.
Outline and Write ALCHEMY
Finish 3/31 (after round ends) I wanted this to be 80k. I’m not sure it will even be 60k. (I should hit 50k this afternoon.) That’s why it’s been hard to write this. I’ve been trying to extend it (naturally), but am feeling like I am facing a losing battle. I keep telling myself “I’ll fix it in the next draft,” but still… Feels and logic don’t always mesh.
Read friend’s Manuscript 2/23 – 3/30 (after round ends – added 2/23) I have 100 pages to go. I should be done on time, if not this week.
Be a Good ROWer
Every check-in comment on 2+ ROWer blogs that I don’t follow and as many as I can of those that I do follow. I already said I failed at this. I just couldn’t face people doing better than me.
Exercise: Monday and Wednesday- Yoga + 1 Mile | Thursday- 3 Miles | Friday and Saturday- Light Workout Monday & Wednesday – Yes. Thursday, I wore a turtleneck to do my 3 miles and only made it 2. Friday – yes. Saturday – no as I had indigestion the night before and workout time became get more sleep time.
Stick to Eating Plan Saturday was full of bad eating.
To be honest, I’m not sure this week is going to be any better. Right now, my only goal is to hit that 50k mark by the end of the day so I can take tomorrow off. Then tomorrow, my goal is to hit the hardware store for home improvement stuff (caught wind of a few awesome sales) and price some items for future purchase.
When things get tough for you, what gets neglected?
How do you get your feels to align with your logic?