Monday Motivation – After a Holiday Weekend

Good morning! Got your coffee or tea? I totally understand if you need it today. The first day back to the usual routine after a long holiday weekend is always rough at best. But it’s the last day of #NaNoWriMo and I know you got this.

But here’s the best part.

Tomorrow is December, and that’s when the lights and decorations come out. That’s when the trees go up and the holiday cards go out. That’s when magic happens, both in life and in writing. Yes, I’m choosing to find the good parts, but sometimes that’s all it comes down to – a choice to see the good parts. Glory knows, this year has been a trial from one end to the other.

I grew up with the Transformers cartoons and Swoop was my favorite Dinobot, but “tell Swoop good part” was my favorite line from the movie.

But Swoop wasn’t wrong. Focusing on the “good parts” actually brings about more “good parts” and reminds you of your own experienced good parts.

The best thing to do is take some time to think about all the things you learned about yourself during this year. How has your writing changed? How have your routines changed? What strengths did you discover? What new skills did you develop? What have you learned about yourself that you want to cultivated and nurture?

Tell Siobhan the good parts!

And remember: you’ve survived this year and have found new ways to move forward despite the many hardships. That’s the best part.

So what are your “good parts”?

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