Hi guys! I’m going to try a thing, and you’re welcome to try it along with me. Lately I’ve been having a hard time staying motivated (mostly due to the weather–I never want to do anything in winter but eat, read, and nap), and I always accomplish more when I have some sort of deadline or schedule to follow, so here is my proposal: every Thursday, we’re going to have a Project Club post where we report the progress we’ve made on whatever projects we’ve decided to work on.
What kind of projects? Literally whatever you want. Long-term stuff, weekly goals, fun things you’ve been meaning to try, important things you can’t keep putting off–if there’s something you want to accomplish, no matter how ambitious or trivial, it can count as a project. Want to learn French? Project. Want to start going to bed at a reasonable hour on weekdays? Project. Want to try that new restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Project. Want to catch up on your favorite show? Project! Anything goes.
To give some more context and possible ideas, here are mine:
- My long-term project: FINISH THIS GODDAMN NOVEL BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND. Ahem. Sorry. What I meant to say is that my goal for this project is to write at least 5,000 words per week, so each Thursday will be my new deadline.
- My short-term projects for this week: I need to call and make a dentist appointment, go to the bank, and schedule my yearly vehicle inspection. I want to have all three of those taken care of by next Thursday.
So, that’s it. Really simple, and like I said, your projects can be anything. Nothing is too big or too small. And I don’t want this to end up being something that stresses people out even more, so if the idea doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry about participating–but feel free to check in every Thursday to see if my word count goal has driven me mad.
Now tell me about your projects!