Look Back at All You’ve Accomplished. It’s Good for You.

Thanks for these words of wisdom. May you and your family have a very merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Meg Dowell Writes

Whether we like it or not, the year is almost over. Another 365 days have almost come and gone. And whether you mean to or not, you’ll probably end up glancing at the writing goals you set at the end of last year (or very beginning of this year).

And you won’t be able to stop yourself from counting up all the things you didn’t do — alongside all the things you hopefully DID manage to accomplish.

This is a necessary though not always a positive experience. Writers often accomplish a lot without realizing it because progress usually seems slow and hard to notice in real time.

But they also have a tendency to be way too hard on themselves when they look at goals they feel they could have accomplished but for whatever reason did not do so.

Should you even reflect on what you have and haven’t done…

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