Monday Motivation, Goals, and Plans

It’s Monday again and this one is a rough one already. We got a bit of snow yesterday so of course traffic is slow and the temperatures are cold so I am miserable. BUT the weather is predicted to turn around today and we will see highs in the 50s. This winter doesn’t know whether it wants to be winter or spring. So far I’m ok with that.

Then again it’s Groundhog today and Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow again this year. Which means another 6 weeks of winter. Which means six more weeks of seasonal depression for me. Thanks Punxsutawney Phil.

This week at work I have another class of newbies to help train on top of my regular work duties so I am going to be busy. I am hoping to take a step back though and allow others to lead a bit. I have decided that without any monetary gains or promise of future promotions I will not continue to stress myself out over this job.

This week I am also going to try hard not to be a grumbler. Last week I grumbled way too much. I didn’t want to be here, I didn’t want to do this or that, I didn’t like this person or that person, and on and on. I was a mess last week. No more of that. This job isn’t my dream job but it does pay the bills. These people are just my co-workers and I shouldn’t get so mad at them for things that are their problems, not mine.

As for me, I am just focusing on making today a new start. A new start to the week and a the month. That means new chances to make things happen and get shit done.

This month I hope to read at least 4 books, more if possible. They will all be from Black authors, or have to do with Black history, or civil rights issues.

This month I also plan to work on, and hopefully finish, a large art project. I have a bunch of large cardboard and paper I’d like to use in a big drawing or painting. I also want to get crafty and make myself a logbook and maybe a planner.

And I want to continue to write every day. I want to get through The Daily Post’s Blogging U. courses. Blogging 201 starts today, and Writing 201: Poetry starts February 16th. Plus I have the #1000Speaks blogging event on the 20th and I am preparing for that.

Whew, that’s a lot. I tend to set up a lot of goals and only end up accomplishing about half of them. At this point I am just practicing not being devastated when I fail to do something. I keep reminding myself that the real goal is just to make progress not achieve perfection. Perfection is nothing but an illusion.

I hope you all have a good week and I wish you luck in the coming month. :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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