31 Days of August Awesomeness: Day 1 (Blogging Challenge)

I woke up at 6am this morning (way before my alarm went off btw) and my first through was “Whoa- it’s August“.  My second thought? “That’s awesome!”

I’m doing a ton of really fun things in August in both my business/writing life and in my personal life. I feel like I have 31 days coming up that are just chock full of excitement and goodness. So naturally I decided that I should share these amazing things with all of you.

It’s my 31 Days of August Awesomeness blogging challenge. Right now the only person involved in it is… me. But that’s cool. There are lots of things that I already have written down to talk about, and I will be talking about, for the next 31 days. Books, movies, music, current events, vacations, writing- I’ll be covering it all.

I even gave myself a Twitter hashtag: #30DAA.

If you are feeling similarly excited about what’s happening for you in August, and would like to join me, there’s just a few simple rules:

  1. Commit to try to post every day in August.
  2. Post something AWESOME and share some details around it. If you can come up with 31 responses to “What’s awesome in your life right now?” then you have all you need to play.
  3. Share your post on Twitter using the #30DAA hashtag.

That’s it! Share the smiles. Share the awesomeness! And who knows, what you post may make someone else’s day- which at the end of the day is an awesome accomplishment.

Happy August!!

(photo credit Howdy, I’m H. Michael Karshis’)

Public Accountability = Getting It Done

Every Sunday I go through the same set of motions with my writing goals. I review the upcoming week and I think about what I need to get accomplished and backtrack my to-do list from there. I realized today that I should be using the same philosophy for everything in my life that I want to button up on, because my life isn’t just about my writing (contrary to what my husband may believe).

One awesome way to shame motivate you to accomplish your goals is to make them visible to other people. Not that anyone’s going to come rap your knuckles if you don’t do it, but there’s something about declaring your intentions publicly that makes things feel more real. Plus, an upside is that often you’ll find other people who share the same goal so you celebrate or commiserate together. (Accomplishing goals can be social and fun? Who knew??)

So in the spirit of sharing a little bit more about me, I’ve decided to share my weekly goals over the course of the next few weeks.  I’ll do this on Sundays. Then the following Saturday, I’ll let you guys know how I did. If anyone else wants to play along because you see something on my list that’s one of your goals too, then drop me a comment and I’ll cheer you on too. 🙂

Cege’s Goals- Week of July 22nd

  • Launch Twisted Souls (Twisted Souls #2)
  • Finalize draft of Ageless- it’s due to my editor on 7/28!
  • Attend 2 workout classes
  • Walk 10,000 steps- put my Fitbit pedometer to good use
  • Track my food intake for the week
  • Read 1 book

None of this is hard or earth shattering, but all are things that I could struggle with if I don’t proactively keep up with them.

Even if you aren’t tracking to some of the things I am, I’d still love to hear what you are up to this week. Sound off in the comments below and have a great week!!