Well today marks the first of the month and today a few other firsts. Bethany Jane (@adventureanx) and I were chatting on Twitter and have both decided that this is the month we are going to be successful in diets and exercise and all other aspects in our lives. Check out her blog over at Adventure and Anxiety and give her a follow! There’s always something great to read on her blog.But before we get ahead of ourselves, why don’t we look back at last month’s goals?
Read one new book? Done! In fact, I read 3 and started a fourth! Still no reviews though, sorry. I really am so lazy at the minute, please forgive me.
Blog twice a week? Success! I’ve actually been quite in touch with my blogging this month, even if they haven’t been top quality posts.
Cook 2 new meals? Well I made a delicious Caribbean Pork dish at the beginning of the month, and then I forgot about this goal for the rest of the month… Sorry!
So that 2 and a half, right? That’s not so bad! So this month’s goals are:
Read The Cursed Child. It arrived yesterday morning and I honestly can’t wait to start it.
Get to a place where I’m happy in myself. I’m not really sure what’s wrong with me at the minute but I need to take the time and figure out what’s going on in my head. So give this one some time.
Develop a healthier lifestyle. Preferably one that doesn’t include me sitting watching Netflix all day…
So there you have it! Do you think any of these will work? What’re your goals for the month?
I thought this morning I would have a look at Wow4u’s quote of the day, just to give me something to think about during today. It’s actually quite a good one, I think.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance. – C. W. Wendte
Today I woke up feeling like I could lie in bed forever, but here’s why I can’t.
- I’ve still to unpack from Paris. I am the world’s laziest traveller. Most of the time, everything ends up back in the laundry basket so I can have a few more days of doing nothing. But this time I’ve to unpack so I can repack to return to Northern Ireland. Great…
- I need to wash my hair. It hasn’t been washed since Wednesday night and looks a state right now, so I’ve tied it up in the hope I can leave it until tomorrow.
- My Paris blog post needs to be written. Except I’m waiting until my external hard drive arrives so I can save all my photos to it before writing the post.
- I need to start packing for going home. Normally packing takes me 3 weeks, now I’ve to condense it to 2 days!
- Dinner needs cooked at some stage…
- My bedroom is a mess and the kitchen needs sorted
- I’ve too much food and no idea if it’ll freeze or not.
- Shopping needs done since I’ve got parts of meals but not actual meals
And probably so much more that I can’t think of right now! The first step will be getting out of bed. Wish me luck!
It may be only just after 9am, but I feel like today will be a productive one. Awake at 7 this morning, I’ve so far stripped my bed and put a wash on and finally started on revision notes. An hour into the notes and I find myself asking why did I once again leave them so late? Of course this lead to quite a few philosophical thoughts and questions that seriously added to the procrastination…
A lot of us find it hard to get the motivation to do anything. I read an article on the BBC news a few weeks ago stating that we all have the same hours in a day as Beyoncé – questioning why there are some people who can succeed and achieve everything, and then the rest of us who struggle to even attempt our basic tasks for the day. While I can’t pretend to know the answer, I can share with you one or two thoughts on it. Firstly, Beyoncé is one of those people who has a team behind her, helping with everything as she goes along. This may sound like I’m making excuses but honestly if I had someone who could do my hair and makeup for me daily then I certainly wouldn’t be sitting in tea stained pjs with 3-day-old bed head.
Secondly, she’s being paid to be productive. I know I’m not! I’ll allow arguments here that say if I was working in a job I’d be paid to be productive, or my education will pay off in the long run, however right at this moment in time I’m not making any money for being out of bed at 7.
Thirdly, she’s Beyoncé. Everyone has heard of her, knows who she is and what she stands for. I’m just that girl who talks more than is necessary and people try to avoid when at a party. And I’m 100% okay with that! Means I can put less effort in than others.
So yes, in my attempt at having a productive morning, I have somehow ended up on WordPress, procrastinating and explaining why this is okay. Having already covered 3 lectures worth of notes, I’m quite happy to procrastinate. Might even have breakfast now… So it’s over to you, what makes a day a successful/productive day for you? Or the opposite, what makes you feel like you’ve had a relaxed or lazy day?
I suppose I should get back to work. These notes won’t write themselves. Have a great day everyone and stay positive! Remember, you don’t have to be as successful as Beyoncé to count as being productive.