The Good Patrons of 750 Words

A Note of Inspiration from Member Tasha DC

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I pledged to donate $1 to 750 words if I didn’t meet December’s challenge, but it seems that the minimum I can donate is $5 (is that correct? Or is there another way to donate?). In any case that exactly corresponds to the number of days I missed this month, which I had decided to change my pledge to anyway because 750 words has really made a huge difference to me. I’m in the process of setting up a new business but have struggled with productivity and procrastination. I now start my day with a cup of tea and my 750 Words (which takes me between 10-15 minutes) and structure my entries to make the most of the space: First I note down what I need to do that day, and then I write what ONE thing I can do to ensure I end the day feeling productive – even if I only achieve one thing, I can feel a sense of achievement. I then write about 3 areas in my life (1) Business (2) Relationships (3) Self-improvement (health and wellbeing). I don’t always follow this structure, especially on days off/holidays, but it helps to frame the 750 words when I feel that I don’t have much to write about (I almost always go beyond 750 words by the time I’m done!).

I have found this structure a very useful one, and a great start to the day as I then immediately start working on that ONE thing that will make me feel productive – because then I start the day feeling motivated!

One more note – this has really helped my mental state too. I felt quite down and depressed on Christmas Day, and before I went downstairs I decided to write my 750 words as I knew I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t do it first thing. By the time I’d finished writing and got downstairs, I was feeling buoyant and happy, ready and excited to have a great day with my family, like I used to on Christmas Days of the past. That was the day when I realised how much 750 words must be helping my mental state! So thank you for that.

Testimonial Note from Tasha DC on Sun, Dec 31
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