A Round of Words in 80 Days is a writing challenge “that knows you have a life,” balancing accountability to a group of colleagues with realistic, measurable goals. If this sort of challenge sounds interesting, click here for the skinny from the creator, Kait Nolan.
My overarching goals are broad, but give the bones of my Round One specific strategies. They are split into five areas, which then lead to the tactical, measurable, goals for Round One.
- Personal: Live mindfully and positively.
- Professional: Make and protect the time to write
- Physical: Move more
- Emotional: Reconnect with family and friends
- Spiritual: Meditate
On the tactical level, I have the following measurable goals:
- Meditate for no less than ten minutes a day.
- Find gratitude for at least one thing every day.
- Return to the daily habit of at least 250 words a day.
- Never sit when I can stand, never stand when I can pace. Stand for at least 5 minutes every hour; pace for at least 5 minutes every hour; walk for 5 minutes every 2 hours.
- Contact every extended family member on their birthday.
- Reply to comments on blogs within two days.
It doesn’t look like a lot, but I had the wind knocked out of me in mid-December, and need to start back slowly.
A crucial part of ROW80 is the community. Please go check out some of the other participants’ goals here.