I have mentioned before how I use the 12 Week Year plan by Brian Moran in my life to track my progress and attain my goals. This is basically splitting up your prioritized goals into 12 weeks tasks instead of monthly or annual plans by aligning your shorter term goals with that long-term vision and assessing your progress at the end of each 12 weeks.
Yes, it keeps you more focused and no it hasn’t been easy.
One of my short term goals in the last quarter was to publish 30 posts in 12 weeks on my website so as to teach myself how to be consistent and disciplined. Um, that didn’t happen. I was 20 posts shy. Funny.
The productivity gods have left me to fend for myself this year. I have stumbled, picked myself up and stumbled over and over again. At times I have allowed nature to take its course because truly there’s a lot I’m dealing with. But most times I mull over my inability to get things done easily as before and to enjoy the process while at it.
So in one of my self-saboteur sessions, I came across a post by Afrobloggers – creator of this challenge – who welcomed all bloggers to participate in the Winter Blogging Challenge by publishing 30 blog posts for 30 days this June.
This is rich coming from somebody who can barely maintain her regular twice-weekly posting schedule. But when you hit rock bottom, what else is left to lose? Plus the post had all the nice time management = organized life enticements. Of course, I was sold ha.
I had made prior commitments to myself not to issue any immediate life updates for the foreseeable future yet here we are. So make of this what you will…
Neither do I have the time nor the mental fortitude to commit to this but I’m doing it anyway! I have tweaked a few prompts from the original to accommodate the posts that I have to publish regularly on my blog.
If you’re a writer/blogger, you can join in. It will be fun, they said. As for my readers, stay tuned for the daily rambling as I will (hopefully) be posting every day for the entire month of June.