From Swimming Log to Writing Log
September 28, 2015 4:05pm CST
I've given myself one more year to get my first draft researched and written. I'm well and truly on track at the moment, but need to keep motivated. Sometimes reflection comes up with interesting ideas. When I was a competitive swimmer, I kept a swimming log book, outlining goals, daily progress and overall achievement. I've decided to transfer this skill to my writing and so have created my writing log book to keep me on track. So far it's working better than I expected. I've also returned to my blog, Down at the Baths, where I started to track my journey through this project of mine. It's been neglected since May, but hopefully now, by including it in my log book goals each week, the blog will start gathering momentum. Log books work for me when it comes to goal setting. What works for you? Do you set weekly goals to see you through parts of life that need to be organised?
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28 Sep 15
If the log book has helped you with your swimming goals and was important in your improvement, it'e something that can work for you in every goal with a little adjustment. When it comes to goal setting, I think that keeping a regular schedule also works for me. If I do the part that I need to do before the deadlines, I will continue my program. If I miss a deadline it is harder for me to find motivation and cover for the lost time.
28 Sep 15
@valmnz Yes, I am a last minute person as well when it comes to deadlines. I prioritize tasks based on my time schedule and if there is something more urgent, I put everything aside and manage the most critical task. When I have time for the deadline, I get lazy and don't complete anything.
29 Sep 15
Glad to know that the log book helps you. I don't have a particular goal-setting technique, but I usually have a similar routine that I follow everyday. So that pretty much helps me to make sure I complete the tasks that are supposed to be completed.