Because my life isn't filled with enough distraction, I have decided to start a new challenge. I am playing catch up on a 15 day blog challenge. I am doing it so I can establish a routine to take time out to write and maybe even prepare a bit. When I am away from my writing, by this I mean not writing everyday, life does go on and the world is of no consequence. But then when I start writing again, I realize that I miss it. I miss the tiny moments from my day that I write with no concern of the consequences or the outcomes. I write to simply write. Let's call it journaling. There is no intended outcomes. Usually when I sit down to write, I feel a pressure to spit out brilliance at keystroke and that when I am done, the project will be finished and I can move on. So for the next 15 days I will be accepting the challenge and blogging about it. Hopefully I will find what I am looking for.
Challenge Day #1What is my daily success plan?
If I knew the answer to that I wouldn't be here. I currently start my days with the best of intentions. I wake between 5 or 6 AM, my head if filled with thoughts, ideas and a to-do list. Then I make some coffee and breakfast and sit down with my computer. As I attempt to start working, I am greeted by the endless array of tabs that are still opened on my computer from my late night online session. Of course to start my day I need a clean slate so I review all those opened tabs. And that may sound easy but then I realize I have a 2 or 3 windows with a ton of tabs opened. Walk away! Walk away! So I try to start closing them and then I am down the rabbit hole. No work gets done. Another day blown!
My success plan will open an new window with only 1 tab. Then minimize all other open windows and not look at them until I am done getting all my to-dos out of my head. It's really easy, if I don't open the other windows, I won't know what's there.
Onward to the challenge.