Week 3. The week of slumpiness. When enthusiasm begins to wear off, I begin to get distracted, and various things happen that were not as I planned.
Here’s how I did:
Meet or Exceed my Fiction Word Count Every day — Nope. Some writing. Nowhere near word count.
Make progress on The Artist’s Way and publish a short blog post on M-F – I posted blogs 3 days of the week, and did some reading but no action taken.
Do a better job of planning my weekly work hours – I continued to track my time, with results below.
Integrate my other priorities that fuel my creative spirit: time to run, outside if possible, and time to nourish my body and take care of my spaces. – Much better this week. A few runs, a yoga practice just for me, and a nourishing massage. I also took a day that I needed to just reset my brain and felt much better for it.
Decorate/set-up my new workspace – Getting close. Hoping to show off my work space soon!
Finish one creative course – I’m at the point where I am starting to question this goal for April. Hoping to dig more into it this week, but honestly I just keep forgetting it, which makes me wonder if it should be a priority after all.
This week encompasses 66.5 hours of time tracked across 5 days.
Life Admin 17.3%! This was below my goal of 20% and gives me confidence I can keep trimming the fat here.
Fitness 5.3% – the best yet. Ideally this will keep growing. I’d like it to hit around 8-9% a week.
Paid Freelance – I got a lot of client work done this week, which helped me happily cross a few things off of my to-do list.
Leisure – Last week, I said I’d expected less time spent on Leisure this week. But I’d forgotten about my massage, and then a few other things changed up my routine as well. We also spent some time looking into the next big thing — which, to me, felt fun – so I counted it as Leisure, rather than Life Admin.
It was not a good week for creative work. Only 3.8%. Eek.
Based on what happened this first week, my goals for next week are to:
- Increase Creative time to at least 25% (This includes working on my book, intentional reading for personal development, blog posts, etc.)
- Decide whether I want to finish the April Course goal, or not.