What do you want more of in 2009? Greater productivity in your writing? Much more motivation to help you start writing your dissertation? How about Perseverance? Or physical endurance?
Are you ready to launch your 2009 Self-Improvement Package? How about joining a Dissertation Boot Camp?
From Oprah to gyms to decluttering gurus, we’re being given great opportunities that will help us make significant changes in the coming year.
If truth be told (and I try to tell the truth to others, if not always to myself), I think I’m going to need Oprah’s guidance for a few months in 2009. Although I exercise, I am too fond of the comfort of food. Whenever I hit a wall in my writing, my first thought is what could I eat? I’m definitely making some changes in 2009.
I need habits that are working for me.
The beginning of a new year is an opportune time to assess our habits and consider how they are working for or against us.
As writers, most of us have habits that fall into both categories, such as writing every day (works for us) and procrastination (works against us).
Although it may seem that we should simply cease and desist from those “bad” habits that work against us, as most of us know all too well from experience, that rarely provides a lasting solution.
Fortunately, there are positive strategies that can achieve lasting results. Most of these involve capitalizing on the power of habit.
Are you interested in using the power of habit to your advantage in the coming year?
A Dissertation Boot Camp helps you establish a robust daily writing habit. With each day, the writing habit becomes stronger. Would you be interested in that? If you’re interested in how a boot camp might be part of your 2009 plan, check out my website: www.nancywhichard.com.
I’d love to hear from you. What strategy would give you lasting results in establishing an industrial-strength daily writing habit?
Hope and cheer to you for new and better habits in 2009,
Nancy Whichard, Ph.D., PCC
Your International Dissertation and Academic Career Coach