It is time for me to announce my goals for Round One. I’ve also been contemplating words for the year, and have settled on simplicity and minimalism.
For sanity, I want to reduce email, hard drive, and paper file clutter, to be better organized and spend less time frantically searching for things–four hours a week.
I also want to concentrate on people, not things. I will continue to go through my belongings with an eye to donate or give things away–two hours per week.
I will fulfill my assignment as a sponsor within 24 hours.
Re-establish contact via email, LinkedIn, or snail mail with one colleague or friend per week.
I got word this morning that the article I worked on last Round was accepted, with revisions. I want to finish revisions by the end of January,
Write a 45 minute presentation, due mid-March–an hour a week in this early, planning stage.
Plot and outline my memoir and my novel–five hours a week.
Continue Qigong and meditation every morning. Promote better sleep by avoiding TV and computer screens for the last hour before sleep.
Catch up with all the doctors’ and dentist appointments I have let slide for the past year.
Be mindful about stress and stress-related eating, hoping to exercise to reduce stress and, as a byproduct, become more fit–walk 20 minutes a day.
If you are unfamiliar with a Round of Words, or ROW80, click here to read more about it from the creator of the challenge, Kait Nolan. It is a writing challenge that “knows you have a life.” Its flexibility is often helpful.
Please go visit around the other ROWers, whom you can find here. Encourage as you can, share strategies, make friends. It is a wonderful community.