Time to make some changes – March 2021

This past year was not the best year for many reasons, and I think many of you can probably relate. So this year, I decided to make some small changes that I thought might help my overall physical and mental health.  For the past two months I’ve written about the goals I’m hoping to achieve, and you can read about those goals here.

I must admit, February was awful. The only goal I continued with was my daily step goal. I was able to manage 10,000 to 12,000 steps per day but gave up on all my other goals after the first week. I know the reason I didn’t do so well was because of some personal issues I was dealing with at the beginning of the month, and I just couldn’t get motivated after dealing with all of that. So after the first week of February, I decided to give myself the rest of the month off and restart my goals at the beginning of March.

Needless to say, I’m happy February is behind me now and I’m hopeful that my emotional state will just keep improving. I haven’t even weighed myself yet because I’m afraid to look at the scale. I have a doctor’s appointment scheduled at the end of this month, and I was really hoping to be in better physical shape by then. I know I can’t achieve all of my goals overnight, so I’m giving myself a little bit of grace, and I’m also giving myself some credit for at least sticking to my walking routine. I’ll be back next month and hopefully, by then, I’ll have better news to share. I’m determined not to give up because I know that won’t get me anywhere. So here’s to restarting once again! 🍻 Cheers! ~M xo

March 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! These prompts were written last minute with the help of my family. We’re hoping you’ll find some wonderful inspiration in what we’ve written here for you. Happy writing! ~M xo

  1. Creases and curves
  2. Dangling modifiers
  3. Purple nurple nincompoops
  4. Spilling Stella
  5. Misaligning multitaskers
  6. Morning burpees
  7. Alleviating the ache
  8. Spicy tonic pumpkins
  9. Mine be
  10. Note taking nonsense
  11. Bending time
  12. Nettles for Nellie
  13. Huggable snuggies
  14. Thumb sucking sister
  15. Frosted foreheads
  16. Bloody brilliant
  17. Believing in the pretends 
  18. Mastering math
  19. Party fanatics
  20. Banging out a dish 
  21. Artistic failures
  22. Hollow hills
  23. The best of the best
  24. Shady lamps
  25. Cantaloupe Louie
  26. Indiscriminate mixtures
  27. Laughing like lunatics
  28. March mist
  29. Puffy-eyed pixies
  30. A smattering of smoke
  31. Pandemonium and persuasions

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  

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