Category: writing

Week 19/2023: It feels like

Week of 8 May 2023 It feels like The weeks are going by so fast and there’s no way of slowing anything down. Before I’ve had time to process one week, the next week has started and before I know it, that’s over too, and I’ve done nothing I...

Three times a week part 2

Tranquility by Tuesday Three times a week is a habit: Part 2 Last time, I talked about Laura Vanderkam’s wonderfully freeing idea that rather than beating yourself up because you can’t do [xyz wonderful thing] every single day so you don’t do it at all, by doing it three...

Week 9/2023: Atomic habits part 5

Week of 27 February 2023 Atomic Habits Part 5 As I wrote last time, I’m carrying on with James Clear’s 30-day habit challenge to try and get myself back into a writing habit. Since then, I’ve started the daily habit of sitting at my desk, opening my notebook and...

Writing again: atomic habits part 4

Atomic Habits Part 4 The 30-day challenge As I’ve been writing over the last couple of weeks, the first six lessons from James Clear’s 30-day habit challenge looked first at establishing your identity and choosing small (tiny) habits you can do to support that identity, and then setting up...

Week 38/2022: Writing a bit more

Week of 19 September 2022 Writing a bit more I did some writing this week. My goal was to complete each day’s writing task in the Creative Writing Bootcamp on the actual day of the task. That didn’t quite go according to plan. Well, one of the day’s tasks...

Week 37/2022: Writing bootcamp week 1

Week of 12 September 2022 Writing bootcamp week 1 (aka how many times can I fit the word “week” into a title?) Time to put my writing plan into action, which means I had to do a writing task every day from the Australian Writers Centre Creative Writing Bootcamp....

Week 36/2022: My writing plan

Week of 5 September 2022 My writing plan Last week I promised that if I hadn’t made a plan to get writing again by the end of this week, I’d get up at 6.00 every morning to write for 30 minutes. I made the plan. It actually isn’t that...

Week 35/2022: Just do the next thing

Week of 29 August 2022 Just do the next thing. . . I started to write this post but, reading over it, I realised it wasn’t going anywhere. So I’ve shortened it to be a quick update on my three focus areas. I want to fix my shoulder and...

Week 29/2022: Our bodies are made to move

Week of 18 July 2022 Our bodies are made to move That’s what the shoulder guru physiotherapist said to me at my first appointment on Tuesday. I mean, I know this, right? We are meant to move, not sit staring at a screen for eight, ten, twelve hours a...

Week 26/2022: I’m reviewing the situation

Week of 27 June 2022 I’m reviewing the situation When I made my 22 for 2022 list, I grouped the 22 things under the three areas where I wanted to make progress in the first three months of 2022: supporting my body and mind engaging in meaningful work exploring Half...