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Erika Hayes, Author – Write like a reader, read like a writer and edit like a beast!


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This is not a post just for writers.   At the end of every month, we get a chance to start new.  Summer is drawing to a close and the kids are back at school and soon the days will be filled with the busyness of family gathering and frivolity.  A practice I have found that is not only enjoyable but helpful is to review the last month and look at what I have accomplished, then I can also move forward the things I need to get done in the next month.  I also like to record the things I am doing at the beginning of a month.  In my planner at the beginning of every month is a page that you can record the following things I am currently:

  • reading
  • planning
  • watching
  • eating
  • loving
  • feeling
  • listening to
  • celebrating

As I go back over the year, I can see so many things that I enjoyed over the year.  You could add anything you are interested in doing to this list.  For instance, I have added:

  • writing
  • studying
  • church
  • exercising
  • creating
  • working on
  • going

This is not my complete list but you get the idea.  Taking time to review your goals for that month will also make you much more productive.  At the bottom of my monthly review is a “Monthly Goals”  I fill this out with what I need to accomplish by the end of the month.

Taking just a few minutes at the end of the month to look forward to what you get to do over the next 30 +/- days will keep you focused and hopefully encourage you to see all the possibilities ahead.

Enjoy your last day of August 2018!


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