Friday, March 18, 2011
Each day has 24 hours - right? Could I bargain for a few more? It seems I never have enough time to get in everything that I need to get done, most importantly, taking care of myself. Lately, I have focused on just a small amount of issues, so as not to get overwhelmed and quit, which is my habit. I have:
1. Tried to get to sleep by 11 PM
2. Taken dairy out of my diet to clear some health issues
3. Added 1-200 minutes of exercise to my week
4. Started focusing on portion control and food combinations
5. Kept logging in to SP for support, ideas and motivation
All these are terrific things to do for myself when I hadn't been doing any of them pre-Spark, just a few weeks ago. So, hurray for me.
The problem does not lie there, necessarily, but in the fact that in addition to these things that must get done regularly, I have a family to take care of and a full-time job spread over 7 schools. And together with my DH, I am also in the midst of rehabbing our old home, and have not yet been able to completely move in to functional rooms, creating a somewhat chaotic home life.
The point of this blog is not to ask for sympathy or to rant about never getting enough done, but simply to say - OK, so this is tough. And OK, this may be why my needs always got pushed to the bottom of the barrel - there's just too much going on. So now, I'm a bit motivated to A) Either somehow squeeze a few more hours into my day or B) organize myself much better to allow the most important (me included) things to get done, with a plan for the lesser important things to be taken care of later.
I seem to work better if I can see challenges like a game (I know - so immature and competitive, right?), and will be working on finding motivational tools to keep myself organized and focused with time off to play.