Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sticker Motivation

Last year I wrote a post about using stickers to motivate myself to write. That worked really well until I got lazy ran out of calendar pages and stopped. Just this month I've finally gotten back into it and it has been super helpful.

Currently I'm trying to finish a big revision on my manuscript and have set a deadline for the end of May. I tend to make "strict" deadlines and then get a little...sidetracked. This is where the stickers come in handy. I wrote out goals for each day and I only get a green writing sticker when I work toward that goal. I also decided to give myself stickers for reading, listening to audiobooks, and blogging. (Check!)

Here's what April looks like.

Not too shabby! Obviously I had some gaps with my writing, but given that I was finishing up the semester I think I did fairly well. In fact, this has been such a fun little way to stay motivated that I've decided to post my calendar photo here on the last day of each month. Knowing it'll be out in the interwebs for everyone to see should (hopefully!) make me keep up the good work. (That or I'll just stick a bunch of random stickers up there at the end of the month and take a photo!  No, no, I would never do such a thing...)

So, look for my monthly productivity updates!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray! I'm cheering you on! Go go go! :)