MAKE IT FUN. As you start doing your daily 10 minutes you want to incorporate ways to make it fun – then you’ll be more likely to keep at it. Light a candle. Play music. Have cookies waiting next to your pen and paper/tools/computer/work session. When I was working on my first book The Little Inspiration Book I used to put hot water and Epsom salts and lavender aromatherapy into a large bowl and soak my feet while I wrote. Maybe what’ll make it fun for you is working in different locations like a coffee shop or at the beach. Have a little list available with a few ideas so they are ready to support you.
CELEBRATE YOUR PROGRESS. Bottom line is if you are working on a project on your own, and especially if you've followed the first guideline to keep it to yourself, there will be no cheering squad waiting on the other side of hte door once you've written the first page, or first chapter, or for establishing your writing/working schedule. In this case I ask you be your own cheering squad. Time some time and do something to celebrate your forward progress. Anchor it in yourself that you're doing great and that you can keep going. Pat yourself on the back. say YES!! outloud real loud. Take yourself out for dinner. Get a mani pedi. Whatever it is that works for you. But, please, do something. If you want to create some accountability, sign it to blogger and post your celebratory act here in the Comments section. I'm sure other readers would be pleased to get ideas from you.
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