2017 New Years Goals: Fitness, Learning to Cook, finish a Grand Project i.e. my debut novel

Dear Readers,

I am going to share my New Year’s Resolution and the ways I shall effectively execute them.

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Given that in 2016 I managed sans plans/friends/connections and a whole lot of depression and anxiety launched a literary career, had a (fleeting) Amazon No.1 and performed at a major British Literature Festival I figure I must have some kind of knack to Get Things Done.

2017 is the year I finally get around to accomplishing the mundane goals, which I’ve not yet fully consistently committed to.

The Goals:

  • Establish and commit to a x3 days weekly fitness routine
  • Learn to cook
  • Complete the 1st draft of my novel.

How I will accomplish this:

Review date: 1st April 2017. Therefore goals are to be ‘run’ for 3 months/90 days.

Fitness:

  • Do the Tabata Workout x3 days a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
    – In the mornings.
    – After April 2017 double this workout but continue only x3 days a week.

It will begin as only a 4-minute, high-intensity workout from now until April 1st 2017.

Cooking:

  • Using a mix between recipes found in Sam Stern’s student cookbook, my Mother’s recipes, other cookbooks and BBC Good Food recipes. Learn one new recipe per month.
  • January = Macaroni Cheese  ||  February = Chicken soup  ||  March = Carrot soup
    – Cook the dish only twice a month, then move onto the next assigned recipe for that certain month.

My Novel:

  • Write one hour a week
    – High focus, content driven writing on my novel. No note-taking just plot writing. If I get stuck/suffer writer’s block I simply move on and write in another chapter or edit written work.
    Tuesdays 6pm work on writing novel
  • Review material, research plot gaps for one hour
    Fridays 6pm work on rereading manuscript and doing extra research on passages marked TK.

The secret to these goals is to keep them as simple and small as possible so that I can actually consistently commit to them because implementing these accomplishments is a necessity. Also by having them take minimal time I can easily over-deliver on each task and gain small wins as a confidence boost.

Additionally I shall counter-intuitively reduce my blogging commitments.

This Lifestyle blog: CatherineVaughansWorld.com will not have a set blogging schedule. This will be my ad-hoc blog. Namely blog posts will definitely be posted early April to see how I have come along with my New Year’s Resolutions, to see which goals I’ve stuck with analyse what has worked and hasn’t worked. Any inspiring ideas or disappointments will be posted online.

My Arts & Culture blog NouveauBohemian.com will have only x1 article posted on the 15th of each month and a once a season Bohemian selection.

HerefordshireWriters.co.uk remains a once monthly article editorial. (Writing plans remain the same.)

 

My book is No.1 on Amazon Kindle: How to Heal Eczema Naturally (well-being guide)

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I’m pleased to inform you that my eczema guide book has reached No.1 on Amazon.com’s Kindle store.

To celebrate this Kindle edition is FREE to own for today!

If you have a loved one suffering with this frustrating condition please do consider suggesting this title for them.

3D TR Eczema

How to Heal Eczema Naturally: a quick self-help guide to learn the secrets of healthy skin

This quick guide reveals the effective and surprising secret foods, drinks and creams that can rapidly improve your skin. For instance did you know that grapefruit juice can alleviate eczema? Read this book to find out the best creams and ointments you can buy at the supermarket to reduce skin inflammation. Learn the Miracle Juice Recipe to make at home to clear your skin. This book is the ultimate lifestyle guide to help you understand the unsuspecting factors that aggravate your eczematous skin and help you find the best products to use in your home to keep eczema at bay. This is a truly holistic and quick-read health guide to help you heal your skin from the inside out. Plenty of simple and easy tips for you to get started with today on your journey to reclaiming healthy skin!

UK                                                             Paperback   |   Kindle
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How to Let Go:

Sometimes holding on does more damage than letting go:

I saw this and thought: Wow! Now I get it. Every time we face a toxic situation or think about it then it does damage. Sadly the damage is somewhat invisible (such as emotions, mental anguish, depression) but this diagram encapsulates the toxicity to clinging to the wrongs in life, the regrets, the injustice. No Frozen song necessary!Let Go And Let God

 

#SelfHelp 🙈 #WorkplaceBullying 🙊

Wolves in sheep’s clothing are the bane of my existence. All I can do is expose them… They are sadly everywhere particularly in the workplace. Beware and be vigilant guys….

This video series is excellent. Subscribe to their Youtube channel: Workplace Bullying Institute-WBI

Please share this blog post, watch the videos and tell friends or family that may be subject to this sly and destructive treatment. Let’s tackle bullying and put a stop to the actions of wolves in sheep clothing.

Hey guys so I’m adding a NEW category to this blog…

There will now be occasional blogs under self-help. It’ll just be tips and coping mechanisms for certain types of issues, negative patterns and relationship dynamics that are harmful to our well-being. Please note that when I say relationship I don’t mean romantic attachments though that is included. Relationships covered will be from friends or rather frenemies, work colleagues, bosses, family ties etc.

If I ever encounter useful info I’ll share with you guys once in a while. We all need help sometimes particularly in identifying what the problem is, oftentimes we find ourselves in circumstances that just don’t feel right, it can be hard to define, we simply lack the lexicon of the subject of psychology/emotions/problems to correctly identify, address then attempt to solve a problem we have with others in our life.

I hope this helps and contributes to a better understanding of life and how to handle these at times complex and sometimes sickening ties and dynamics we fall into or cause in life.