I set two streak goals in July:
- Drinking less 1. This one fell a little short but was great overall. I had to tweak my definition of less; I'm not great at refusing a single beer in social situations (such as grabbing dinner with someone on a Thursday), but I ended up cutting my alcohol intake sincerely. This fell apart in the last week of the month because I was traveling, more or less on vacation, and drinking (not a huge amount — one to two drinks) every night. Still, good! I'd like to keep this up.
- Writing two hundred words every day. 2_. This one went...poorly. I didn't even count for the back half of the month, which is never a good sign. I think this is more of a meta thing: just like last month, I'm bad at these creative or output-focused tasks because they always seem to fall off of my todo list and so I only notice them at the end of the night as I'm wrapping things up.
August's goals (now that I'm exactly one day into the month) are going to be twofold:
- Clear out my inbox every morning before starting work. This is going to be a tough one, I'm not going to lie — I'm really bad at this historically. I also think if I get good at this it will be hugely beneficial to my mental state, which is why I'm excited about it.
- Write two hundred words every day. That's right, I'm back at this again — I am so disappointed with how last month went I want another crack at it (starting, of course, with this very post!) I'm going to keep myself a little more honest by keeping a log of what I've written.