The General Update: After weeks of something or other going on, I finally have a quiet week. I am so happy!!! I thrive when nothing is happening. And since nothing is going on, let me take this chance to fully break down that 13 (really 14) week plan.
The Long 13/14 Week Goal Explanation: Back in 2015, I achieved great feats of doing because I had my life in order and I also was following a goal setting plan. In 2016 my life fell apart. In 2017 I picked up the pieces. This year I am trying to rebuild toward awesomeness. To do that, I have modified said goal setting plan and used it to refine how my life.
This process starts by picking a main goal. My main goal currently is to live life according to my priorities. As my main goal is supposed to be broken down into three goals that help reach main goal, I used this to set my priorities (in order).
#1- Family | #2- Self-Care | #3- Feeling Accomplished
Those goals are broken down into three further goals. For Family and Self-Care I basically used the goals to define what I did to make them priorities. For example, Family meant:
#1- Being aware of family scheduled events/appointments.
#2- Keeping the house (lived in) clean.
#3- Having a regular family game night.
Feeling Accomplished was trickier. I broke it down into three spheres of my life that make me feel awesome for accomplishing stuff. Those were: work, home, and writing. I picked one goal for each of those and I am working at those. In the case of writing, I wrote, “Finish taking edit notes for PET.” My home goal involves cleaning a room where I kept a fish tank, which was empty. (*hint* *hint*)
Then I mapped out my next 13 weeks. To be honest, most of my goals are met with accomplishing daily habits and regular tasks. I used the three weekly target goals to draw attention to the weekly tasks I’d likely drop if I wasn’t paying attention to them. And I told myself every week I met all three goals I got a $1 treat… Which could be saved up and spent on something like a new pet. (*hint* *hint*)
While doing the week planning, I realized I had an odd number of weeks to work with. I had one spanning two weeks (same goal for weeks 1 & 2, 3 & 4, so on). So, I decided halfway through I could have a week off. It’s smart to do that on so many levels (especially to combat and avoid burnout). But, then I realized should I start another 13 weeks right away after finishing this set (kind of the plan), I will then have 12 weeks in a row of goal getting and risk burnout. Which is why week 14 will be another mental health week off. So that is why the 13 week plan is now a 14 week plan, though week 14 could be a float week between the two and not really need to be part of the plan.
ANNOUNCING MY NEW PET:
Finally, My Goals:
1) Finish Reading PET for Edits – DONE! (Been done)
2) Send 5 things out into slush – Done. (Been done)
ADDED 3) Write 2k/week on SUMMER – Last week I wrote 2,073/2,000 words!!! This week I am at 1,000/2,000, so I’m set up to succeed (hopefully).
1) Read at least 5 Comics a week – 8. I almost had 9, but I am working on a super-sized issue. I have caught up with Aquaman and stayed up to date with my pulls. I hope to keep this trend going.
1) Blog on Tuesdays – Yup, even though I should be getting ready for work… That explanation took a while!
So, looks like I’m going to thrive (be thankfully boring) for the next couple of weeks. The week of March 11th… Things get more complicated then. So, I’m enjoying this now.
If you owned Maleficient what would you name him?
What sorts of things make you feel accomplished?
How do you fend off burnout?