Karen Kavett has developed a great tool to help us keep our New Year’s Resolutions. It’s brilliant in its simplicity. It involves creating a calendar for each of our goals and then tracking them.
You can download the 2014 Don’t Break the Chain Calendars for free from her blog.
Basically, for each calendar that you print out, choose one activity that you want to do every day (or every other day or once a week or whatever you want) and mark off on the calendar every day that you manage to complete it. Eventually, you’ll have such a long chain that you won’t want to skip a day and thus, break the chain.
I just printed off a set of these calendars and will be keeping track of these goals for 2014.
1) Polish and Perfect my YA Novel and my Literary Novel
I wanted to do this last year but didn’t actually get around to it. This year, I will work on getting both of these novels ready for publication. I will also work towards getting them published.
2) Continue to do weekly episodes of The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour, Our Show, and DOPEfm.
Being on these three radio shows is an absolute pleasure. It’s a lot of hard work but I enjoy it.
3) Continue to do monthly episodes of Know Your History
Writing, producing, and recording this monthly radio documentary is a passion that I can’t see myself ever giving up.
4) Write the book version of Know Your History
I want to write a non-fiction book based around what I have been doing on the radio. Know Your History will become a book. I am dedicated to making this happen. I’ve had the idea for some time now. 2014 is the year to get started on it.
5) Keep Fit
I will continue trail running and skateboarding as soon as winter comes to an end.
6) Read a lot
This one doesn’t need a calendar. I will continue to blog about every single title I read over the course of this year. This will be my third year doing this. On average, I read 60 books a year. Let’s see if I can keep that up in 2014.
That seems like a pretty good list. We’ll see how I do with it.