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087E – Our Personal Mid-Year Check-in

Last episode, we talked about doing a mid-year check-in with our writing goals to see if there are any areas that need adjusting as we enter the second half of the year.

Today, I'd like to talk to you about doing the same thing with your personal goals. Is there anything that you've been saying, “I want to get better at this” or “I want to do more of that” this year? If so, do you have some concrete tasks that you can do to accomplish those goals?

For instance, one of my goals this year is to recover from burnout. The general “how-to” on that is a beginning, but it hasn't been enough for me to make the kind of progress I want and need to fully heal. It occurred to me that spending six days a week podcasting (to put out three episodes a week) is not conducive to my goal to recover from burnout. 😀

So when you find something in your personal life that is not getting the attention it needs in order for you to successfully complete the goal before the end of the year, what do you do?

For me, I decided to use summer as my reason for cutting back to one episode per week for a couple of months. Then I can reevaluate my progress on my most important goal – recovering from burnout – and see if the podcast change hurts the podcast or somehow makes it better or gives me another better idea to try after the two months are over.

What about you? What personal goal needs more time or attention from you? Do you have specific actions to take to make progress on your goal? Will you know when you've accomplished it? (That's something I still need to figure out with the burnout – how will I know when I'm fully recovered/healed?)

I hope this episode encourages you to take a good look at your own life and make the necessary changes to make you happiest in the long run. 🙂


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