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3 New Year’s Resolutions Every Writer Should Make in 2023 |

Want to become a more skilled and in-demand writer in 2023? Setting new year’s resolutions can help

Setting goals and resolutions is a way to focus your attention and ramp up your motivation

Having the thought that you’d “probably like to do that one day” isn’t an actionable

When you spend time reflecting on what it is that you want out of life, you by

Once you’ve decided what you want, you can assess what is standing in your way from

Overcoming the obstacle that’s standing in the way of you and your goal becomes the goal

As I quote the great Marcus Aurelius, “The obstacle in the path becomes the path

Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition

SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based

Now you understand the basic goal-setting framework, here are the new year’s resolutions I recommend you

There are some writers on this platform that share their eight-hour-long writing routine they do seven days

While it may work well for them, it might not be sustainable — or enjoyable — for you

What IS achievable for you? Is it 20 minutes worth of writing daily? Perhaps you have a full-time

It’s enough of a challenge that it’s worth setting as a goal, but it’s

You may not, however, have fully realized the profound benefits of exercise for writing

Simply doing jumping jacks mixed in with burpees, push-ups, and sit-ups is enough

Essentially, it’s like switching on the oven — you’ve got to wait for it to warm

You might think that checking Instagram doesn’t require complex information processing — it’s simply looking at

But in reality, it’s an unnatural sensory overload that spikes your cortisol

Your cortisol levels are typically highest in the morning, so you want to avoid spiking them even

Writers need their brains to be sharp, so it’s a good idea to save your mental

After 30 minutes, I can read Medium or listen to podcasts or music — three things that I do

For social media apps, this ban will extend for the first three hours of the day

It’s time to manifest writing success for 2023 by setting clear, measurable goals