Daily Writing Progress #22 & #23

I’m falling behind due to a combination of work and crazy life events. On the plus side, I started doing morning pages today!

Thursday, June 16th

  • Project: Life isn’t great post
    • Word Count: 432
  • Thoughts: Meh.

Friday, June 17th — Wednesday, June 29th

  • Missed these days.

Thursday, June 30th

  • Project: Morning Pages
    • Page Count: 1
  • Thoughts: It’s a start!

 

Monday Musings #13 — Morning Pages

Good morning! Yesterday I hit my 100th post, and to celebrate I spent the rest of the day changing my blog theme and adding a guest blogger contact page (if anyone would like to submit anything). Today I’ve armored up against the week, however flimsily, with earrings, a t-shirt I’ve had since preschool, and the knowledge that I won’t have a two hour commute to get home tonight. It’s a start, anyway.

I tend to do that. Sometimes I armor myself with optimism, or with exhaustion, or occasionally a dreary “it is what it is so just deal with it” realism that neither worsens nor betters the situation. Often, I try to armor myself with rituals. A cup of tea in the morning. Meditation. Sunday gratitudes. Taking walks. Listening to audiobooks in the car. Remembering to floss. You’d be surprised how many times you might be able to tell yourself that you can handle anything just as long as your teeth feel clean.

It’s a toss-up whether or not most of this does any good. At least I haven’t had any cavities in a long time, and the meditation does help. I should do it more often — that and taking walks. But I’m always on the lookout for new good habits, just in case they are good and, importantly, just in case they’ll stick. Continue reading “Monday Musings #13 — Morning Pages”