Here’s a summary of how my second day is going 🙂
- Find an activity that you enjoy and go all out. CHECK! Running
- Schedule time everyday for your activity. CHECK! Early morning. Set my alarm and woke up on time today.
- Have a back up plan. CHECK! Didn’t need one! (say what??!)
- Scale back the busy-ness. Problem. I got so overwhelmed today that I cried when I couldn’t get something to work on my phone. I also yelled at my son who didn’t deserve to be yelled at. I don’t like how I’m feeling. But why am I feeling it? Because I have a to do list a mile long in my head. What did I write yesterday? I only had 2 things to do today…well. I didn’t even get to them yet and I’m overwhelmed. So now I just made myself write down every to do that creeps in my mind…I’m doing a kind of dump to empty it from the constant loop in my brain. Now that it’s emptied, it’s not actually a mile long. It is however 28 tasks long. Impossible to do within today. So I’ll stop freaking out about it and pick the ones that I can get done today. i
- Imagine. CHECK! I imagined what working out this morning would be like before I fell asleep last night.
- Prepare. CHECK! I laid out my running clothes; committed to friends to meet them and set my alarm…and it worked!
If I had to give the MVP to one of these steps today, it’d be the Prepare step. Runner up would be the Imagine step.
Tomorrow, I have no plans to run but I’d like to lift weights. It doesn’t exactly follow Step 1…so I sense a learning curve coming. Until then, I’ll trust the process.