Monday, January 26, 2015

Don't Break the Chain

Can’t say 2015 has been a banner year for blog consistency. Sorry about that! I can say that I’ve found a good way to be consistent in the other areas of my life. 

I’m driven by visual motivation. I like seeing my accomplishments, the ends of the means. I love watching my work move from one side of the race track to the finish line, day after day. In my position now, you can see exactly what you do all day. The amount of calls, chats, and emails you answer are logged and charted so you can sit back and say ‘yeah, I did something today.” Sometimes, all I do is deal with crappy customers, but it’s still something. 

Quantifiable things are my bread and butter, so this year I decided to make my goals more visual. Something I can track in the real world rather than an undocumented bar to keep. Mainly, this revolves around these bits of paper: 

Image belongs to creator Karen Kavett. Get DBC prints here

Don’t Break the Chain isn’t a new concept (one Google search’ll prove that) but it’s new to me. I like deadlines; I only hit the bars I need to keep when I see them. So, I may or may not have 4 of these sheets pasted to my wall. 

Super awesome quality photo, huh? 

And I may or may not have written, read, exercised, and not drank pop daily since I’ve been building my chains.

Maybe I need to print out a blogpost Don’t Break the Chain…

Anybody else have any ‘stick to your goals’ tricks? I’d love to hear them! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 New Year Resolution

2015 New Year Resolution

Last year on the 1st, I did a post of my resolutions (you’ll find the updated version here if you’d like to see how I did). While my accomplished-to-failed ratio is embarrassing, it was a nice post to go back to throughout the year to keep tabs on myself. 

So, I thought I’d do it again. Without further ado: 

Lose 50lbs 

Get Pregnant 

Buy a house

Still be with the company I’m with this time next year

Only drink pop once a month

No more candy bars

Write every single day

Read a book a month

Run a 5k

Donate 5 boxes to charity

Volunteer for a charity

Pay off all credit card debt

Finish my writing portfolio

Publish ‘In Memory Of’ 

Edit my novel 

Write a new novel

Here’s too a good year full of good goals!