[25] A New Dawn

A momentous day, I have managed to blog for 25 days in a row.  So to recap

Writing blog – 25 days

Meditate – 25 days

Brain Training – 7 Days ( I don’t recall missing one but it is saying I have done only 7 in a row)

The writing, editing of the book hasn’t been as consistent as I would like. A better approach is needed, with all the others items they are specific, the writing and corrections aren’t. I started with an hour a day and realised we tend to live busy lives, but that’s just an excuse.  I wrote in the morning on the train, I wrote at lunchtime but it certainly wasn’t a habit, it tailed off.  That, I need to redress. I am sitting here thinking the best approach. Writing for an hour, an exact hour is difficult. I get on the train, I might have been listening to a podcast or audiobook while walking. I might have started browsing the internet, looking at Twitter or my emails and then start writing. The journey is around forty-five minutes how much of this do I write for?  Even the days I write at lunch, I walk to the Library and back and write in between. The idea hits me while I type this, something I tell my daughter to use and I ignore myself, time boxing. The Pomodoro technique, small chunks of time where I do nothing but write. I can make this into a habit. I will endeavour to write in 15-minute segments.

(Words 250)

I wanted to continue. I had to cut so many words to fit it all into 250. I am excited about tomorrow. To throw away the shackles of oppression with limited words. To be able to compete with myself,  to see how many fifteen minute segments I can accomplish.

(Words 300) 🙂

[12] Competition time

It’s Friday. Another day for not having a set routine. I am working from home today and I don’t know why but I struggle to get up at half five when I am at home. Routines change, I tend to start work at a similar time, even later. I have a tendency to miss out on writing time I usually do on the train. My mornings are more productive when I work and commute it seems. I’m writing this post on the phone it’s just after 7am and this the first of the many things to do. I went for a meditation walk after I got up, not that I knew what that was, but it meant I did something different and it was very relaxing. Weirdly, after I moaned about not commuting then the universe got wind of this it seems. The ability to work remotely seems to be snatched away from me, with the IT systems not accessible or even email to see what the issue is. Therefore I find myself sat at the train station later than I would normally. I’m not liking the WordPress application, there doesn’t seem to any word count feature which isn’t very useful when my aim is writing 250 words a day. Different challenges each day keep it interesting. In the end, I didn’t update the book on the train, but I created a 300-word short story for a competition in October. I might break the rule of 250 words tomorrow and post it.

(Word 250)