Ready or not, here it is: Monday. A new week. Oh goodie. Oh joy. Oh no!
I admit it: Monday mornings are usually full of doom and gloom. I start the week focused on what I have to do. The chores and the meetings and the deadlines and the housework and the kid-duties. (Holiday cards — still not put together and Hanukkah is more than half over! Laundry…spilling out of the hamper. 75 emails in my inbox.)
What a terrible way to start a week, right? And I do it to myself. Yes, there are a lot of chores to be done, and I’ll do them. But why focus so much on what I have to do, when I can focus on what I might do?
What I can do.
It’s amazing when you think about it like that — as if I’ve got time to play with…a blank page waiting to be written. The possibilities are endless. What do I want to accomplish this week?
I read somewhere once that a person is more likely to reach their goals if they share them with other people. Something about making it public makes you stick to your plan. So, I’ve decided to come up with 3 things I want to accomplish for the week. My Monday Plan:
1. I’m going to finish revisions on my WIP. I have about 80 pages to go.
2. I’m going to read a new book. I’ve been doing so much critiquing lately for my writer’s groups, that I haven’t read anything lately. I finished The Hunger Games a while back. Though I loved it, I’m not big into sequels, but I’m going to start Catching Fire today. (What do you think…good choice?)
3. In honor of Hanukkah, I’m going to make latkes. From scratch. No frozen hash browns and bags of chopped onions. I’m going to peel and grate and chop and fry. My hair will smell of grease for days, but my kids will be overjoyed. Good trade off.
So there it is. My plan for the week. The things I get to do. :-) I already feel better about the week ahead. I’ve got things to accomplish and a goal. And next week, I’ll let you know how I did.
How about you? It’s a new week. Do you have a plan? Share it with me and we’ll keep each other honest. Who knows what we might accomplish…