Make sure your 2023 is full of checkmarks
Honestly the satisfaction for me is I go in and write what I already did and immediately cross it out -- makes you feel WILDLY productive. Like “I woke up” ... huge “made coffee”.... wow “wrote an email”.... incredible
I loved this. I have an affinity for my planner and I carry it with me like it’s my wallet. Everything I need is in it. This is probably one of my favorite posts so far! I love the guided PDF as well.
Definitely following her
I think planning or just keeping track of things is something that’s hard for the majority of people but this flips the idea around and helps you look at what you did and this can really help improve your daily life and habits.
Long live planners! lol
Thank you for this 😊 it’s great to feel so supported by this platform, and as someone who hopes to be a writer someday, listening to people who are in a place I want to be in someday is so valuable.
I don’t know why hiding my phone and not compromising a set writing time are such earth shattering ideas to me but they are. I’ve recently gotten into Steven Pressfields work around the importance of showing up every day and working on the things you don’t want to work on, and how that leads to breakthroughs, but showing up at the same time each day sounds like it’d really add to that!
Let our plan A's fail and see how far into the alphabet we can go this year
I needed this. Love the “what I keep putting off” section too - I often need to be forced into accountability!
Amazing. Thank you for sharing this and tackling how I feel about prioritizations. I have a number of white boards, some lists, and mostly use my brain for remembering though occasionally write it down. I've downloaded the prompt and hope to use it and be inspired by it.
I’ve been really inspired by writers sharing about their successful paywalled content and income. It sounds like it’s happened VERY quickly for them and while I can see why (as they have a successful following elsewhere) I’d be interested in hearing the stats both in numbers and trajectory from a range of small and bigger creators and writers. 🖊✨💫 Thanks Substack for all you do!
ToDoIst is perfect for jotting down ideas for Substack posts while on the move. Combining that with voice dictation would be amazing app feature to help with drafting!
I really love the tone of the comic, and of the prompt. I have a paper planner I have been carefully filling each week, for years, and I have not proven to be really good at planning in advance and beaten myself up a lot for only journaling afterwards... Turned out I was not alone in this. Planning my writing, or studying, or even my appointments has never worked. The only thing that works is the delivery dates for sold products in our business (fortunately)... I will gladly use the prompt to cheer me up, plus I love the style!
LOVE THIS. You are SO BRILLIANT Hillary. Can we please pick up on arranging a zoom call? I'd love to feature you in one of my posts on Substack.
Thank you Hilary. We really liked this and at Witch Mound Muse, we subscribed and cross-posted you to our readers. I’m printing your template for my homeschool students to contemplate! Happy New Year!
During the 2 years of limited out in the world activities and work because of COVID,I started a handwritten journal of what I really did daily. I quickly saw that I was accomplishing a lot and had nothing to worry about in terms of being productive. Guilt be gone!
I consider "dragging myself to my laptop" a success, "actually starting to type" a triumph, and "publishing something" a celebration!
Love the cartoon layout!
Outstanding advice and helpful little action jogger! Have a great day - and get "something" done! Hehe.
Amazing! Taking the "To Do" list from something dead serious, looming, burdensome to something fun -- pure genius! "Forgive Yourself" -- oh wow. I definitely will get the journal.