November is right around the corner (Shh, I don’t know where the year went, either.) and with that comes a big event, if you’re a writer.
I’ve always wanted to complete NaNo, it’s on my bucket list along with learning to whistle. However, I am just not in a place to be able to devote to a deadline right now. I know, that sounds like a total cop-out, right? Well, it might be. Or it might be me being aware of my boundaries.
Last year I designated November as a Month of Positivity as my own way of devoting to writing each day. I wrote a post each day with three perimeters:
1. I wrote about someone or something for which I was thankful.
2. I told you about an act of kindness I would do to show my gratitude.
3. I practiced an act of self-care each day.
Because I loved it so much last year, I’ll be doing it again this year. There is something extremely beneficial to my overall well-being that happens when I take time out to focus on the good parts of my life. And forcing myself to remember to practice self-care each day meant that I was kinder to myself, which is something with which I still struggle.
What I’d really like to do this year, however, is to have other bloggers link up with me. I learned a lot about myself last year and felt better for it. I would love to have others to share the experience.
So I’m challenging you all to look at your calendars for November and devote a portion of your days to looking for the good in life and to taking care of you. Will you join me?