I’m not going to do a full recap like I did last month, I’m saving that for my newsletter this month. (What? You don’t get my newsletter? Put your email in that fun little box on the right. I send out updates once a month and promise not to SPAM you (or sell your info, ever) but I do sometimes send out fun news about giveaways (and goals!) that I don’t post here.) But I will say, overall, February was NOT as productive as January. By a long shot.
Here’s a few things I struggled with in February and my plan to fix them in March:
Reading: I did not meet my goals for most reading categories. So, I’ll be watching less TV (darn West Wing!) and reading more.
Writing: I’m not where I want to be with my current work in progress. The re-write is much more extensive than I expected it to be, and it’s taking forever. Plus, I’ve let life circumstances make it harder to get stuff done. So I’m putting a new focus on it this month. Which goes along with reading—the more I read, the better and faster I write. Funny how that works.
Completing my planner each day: This really fell off in the middle of the month, when the circumstances that kept me from being really productive with my writing were in full swing. I revised them again last night and have completed my plan for March. However, something happened in printing and only half of the month printed, but that’s okay. I am thinking of changing the size and doing the days as half sheets rather than whole pages. That’ll take some work in InDesign, so by the middle of the month I should have them ready to go. Anyone out there using Passion Planne, Erin Condren or Kimberly Wilson? I’d love to hear how it’s going for you (still trying to decide if doing it myself is worth it. So far, I am pretty happy with it.)
I will say, with all of this, though:
Tracking my progress each month, while sometimes frustrating, is really motivating.
I’m seeing exactly where I’m letting things get away from me, and, once I stop beating myself up about it, I’m proud of my ability to quickly course correct.