As most of you can tell from the title of this blog post, it wasn’t a productive weekend for me in the way of writing. This caused a big dip in my mood given that it is NaNoWriMo and I’m supposed to be participating in it.
Still, I tried to relax and spend the time with the hubby man instead, so that helped. We spent the weekend out of the house. We did some Christmas shopping, and bought a great cookbook for our keto lifestyle. Yesterday, we sat down and worked on Diamond Dotz. If you don’t know what they are it is a paint by number style of art but instead of using paint, you apply plastic gems onto the color coordinated canvas to create pictures.
Needless to say, I took the weekend off to avoid a complete meltdown and quit of NaNo. The only reason for such a thing is simply that I wasn’t sitting down to write, which triggered my cycle of being upset with myself for not accomplishing my goals. So, I avoided the feeling by working on accomplishing other things like getting some of my shopping done and spending time with the hubby man. These were things I knew I could accomplish and with it came a sense of that.
However, it still leaves me behind on my NaNo goals. Now, I need to play catch up to get back on track.
I’ve also been reading a new novel, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Can I say wow? Seriously, I am in love with this book. Yet again it isn’t a fiction piece, but it is something I’m enjoying reading. So, I will take it.
It goes through and teaches you about cues your mind uses, the routines that follow and the rewards you have in place. I’ve been able to sit down this morning and write out a bunch of habits that I have that are automatic.
Now that I can see them more clearly in my life I can begin the process of changing the routine that follows said cue and gets me the reward. That will help in getting my bad habits back into shape by overriding the programming.
At least, that is the goal. I know I can do it, because I’ve done it before. First up, though, is to get me caught back up on NaNo today. That will be a push, but once it is done I can sit down and work more on the habit cycle and figure out how I can manage it better.
Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.