Motivate Me Please
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I have reached my 30 day mark of quitting smoking, with only one relapse. That is better than I had hoped I would do. :-) Yay Me!
In other news, I have hit a motivation slump. This always happens to me and usually, I always quit. I have been working on not giving up this last year. If I say I'm going to do something, I've been working hard to finish it instead of putting it off 'til later or completely throwing it out the window.
A small list of my accomplishments (some of them) are:
-Associate's degree of applied science in Paralegal studies
-Sewed valances for my kitchen
-Made menu board for my kitchen
-Sewed a quilt for my son
-Organized closets in my house
-Managed my day-to-day chores (hard when you run a daycare)
-and numerous other small things that I can't remember at the moment.
I am a procrastinator by nature. I used to make myself this huge big list of things to do every morning and at the end of the day I don't even have half of it done. I bit off more than I could chew and I felt bad at the end of the day for not accomplishing all I had set out to do. I started making more manageable lists every day and now I feel great at the end of the day when I see all the items crossed off the list.
This week has been an exception. I haven't gotten hardly anything accomplished. I didn't even go so far as to make a list. My house is a mess. My laundry is piled up. I am eating less healthy foods, and I haven't had as much water as I should be drinking. I'm in a slump. So what am I going to do about?
I'm going to make my lists. I'm going to drink water, eat healthy, and exercise at least 4 times a week. I'm going to reserve a little time every day to play a game or read a book by myself. I'm going to reach my little goals so that I can move toward my big goals.
Wow. I feel better already. I guess I just needed to remind myself of my accomplishments and goals and that I will only reach them one little step at a time.
Thanks for reading!