About two and a half months ago, I started my 50th year with some plans. I thought I’d update you on how I’m doing.
My therapy is continuing. My therapist wants me to make weekly appointments through at least October for the CBASP for chronic depression.
I hope then we will have done enough work that I can focus more on cognitive behavior therapy for the obsessive-compulsive disorder.
My therapist and I are already seeing results from the CBASP therapy, so I feel like my time with him is well spent.
And my own efforts with the OCD, with encouragement from my therapist, are helping me.
One of my 50th year goals is to get in better physical shape. I am using the plan to participate in the Giblet Jog 5K, on Thanksgiving Day to inspire me. I’m scared to death to participate in a race—I never have.
And I’ve started my “training”—if you can call it that—very slowly, without consistency.
So I’ve got some work to do within the next three months.
Another one of my goals for my 50th year is to finish a draft of my first book. I’m not aiming for a perfect draft or the last draft, but a first draft.
I have finally written down details of how I’m going to accomplish this.
I will be continuing the writing that I’m doing now—scenes, vignettes and stories—until Nov. 30. I’ll use December to go through everything and find a structure. Then I’ll start the actual draft in January and have it finished by May 30, my 50th birthday.
Keeping to this schedule will mean early mornings and late nights, but I am quite determined to get it done.
To accomplish these goals, I’ll have to fight the procrastination that seeps into my activities. I’ll be writing more about procrastination in a future post.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that a few weeks ago I decided go from posting every weekday to posting three times a week.
That didn’t work out. I just seemed to have more to say than three posts a week could take care of.
I’ve decided to compromise with myself. I will post Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. That will give me some breathing room while also giving me the time for doing something I love so much, blogging.
Are you working on some projects that you’ve set goals for? What would you like to share about them? Do you have any advice on how to stick to goals?