That first slip up…

BlogTempI’d originally planned on writing about my successes the first week or so of the new year–staying on track in terms of walking (10,000 steps a day) as well as writing (over 10,000 words in a week!) Plus meditating every day, picking up yoga again, etc.

However, I woke up about 2 AM this morning because I was so congested I couldn’t breathe.

Now, my nose is all stuffed up, I have a sore throat, my muscles hurt, I have a headache, I’m having a lot of difficulty braining…

You get the picture.

It’s hard, for me at least, to regain my momentum when something like this throws me off. Particularly so early in the year.

I have an “inspiration” board on the door to my office–a white board that I change the message on frequently.

One of the things that I’ve written on that board more than once is, “Keep getting back up.” Because it doesn’t matter how often I fall down. And today, in part because I feel so awful, I feel as though I’ve really fallen down.

But tomorrow, or the next day, or whatever day it is that I’m finally feeling better, I will get back up. I will restart my counts, for my words, for my steps, for everything.

It’s disappointing that I’ll miss today and probably the next few days.

I’m in this for the long haul, however. I have an annual goal of 500,000 words. Missing a few days this week won’t put that in jeopardy. (Missing lots of days will, but that’s a different post.)

ION–today is the first official day of the Print Workshop! There are a few spots open. Feel free to contact me if you’d still like to sign up today.

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