January 1, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions

Do more, think less: Anything that can help me break the habit of perfectionism and the consequence of paralysis by analysis. Another slogan favorite of mine: “Done is better than perfect”

Daily writing: No idea how I’m going to pull this one off1. What I learned last year is that I need to read fiction to learn the genre and I need to read non-fiction books about writing to learn the craft. It is hard to accomplish a high daily word count if I also want to read (not to mention other things in life, gym anyone?).

Finish my first book: I had a few failed attempts last year. Failed is a strong word, but I’m not hesitant to use it. I learned a fuckload last year, some setbacks along the way are necessary. Mandatory I would say.

Focus on what’s worth: This goal sounds simple and too abstract but it is really the key to most things I expect to get done. I want to get rid of everything that I don’t care for or I don’t need. I want to apply the sort of minimalism that I already follow for house items and clothes2, to everything in life. By getting rid of distractions I hope to be able to focus on what really matters, make room for new things and reduce stress.

  1. Maybe use Tumblr blog for daily shower-thoughts, and Wordpress blog for longer form writing. Or, post for one month on tumblr, post for one month on Wordpress. Compare notes on March 1st.↩︎

  2. No. I’m not a uniform kind of guy (yet)↩︎

January 1, 2017


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