Sunday, November 18, 2012
One thing I've been really noticing this past week, okay--actually paying attention to it, is the amount of chaos in my life.
1--The work schedule's erratic; the only thing consistent is the start time, everything else varies. I have been having a very hard time getting myself into any kind of routine.
2--I've got way too many irons in the fire. There just aren't enough hours in the day and I'm not very efficient with the ones that are.
3--My ability to prioritize sucks....put simply.
4--There is way too much clutter in the house (can't imagine whose fault that is, especially since I don't have a roommate)
5--Even without home internet, I spend way too much time on my smartphone playing games and dinking around facebook
6--Because of all of the above, I flitter around like I've got a bad case of ADD and don't get squat accomplished.
One of the New Year's Eve "traditions" I picked up from my ex, and he claimed it was Japanese in origin, was starting the New Year off with a clean house. So, rather than spending New Year's Eve cleaning like a banshee, I've got a bit over a month to make some progress. Time to draw up a game plan and execute it ... I'd love to go see Kishi Bashi at the Georgia Theater on New Year's Eve instead of cleaning house.
While I'm cleaning, I can do some decluttering. I enjoy reading GIANTPANDA's progress on decluttering and how much better it makes her feel. You're a great motivator!
So I can be a bit more successful at this thing called gardening, I can take some time during the day (like at lunch) and work on a garden schedule of what needs to be done when throughout the year. I can also get the garden planned out so it's not quite so haphazard this coming year.
Make out a To Do list and prioritize it. Break some of the larger tasks up in parts if I have to. Placing a time estimate along side it might help too. Just cross things off as I go...
Work is work...I love what I do so I'll just do the best I can with a daily routine. It doesn't have to be etched/carved in stone.
I think it would be a really good idea to set aside specific time during the day to play on facebook and games...and make sure that it has a limit. I waste more time......
Part of the reason for herding in the chaos is to increase the amount of exercise I'm getting, make more meals ahead of time or at least make something with the food I buy before it turns into an experiment, and just not feel so stressed out and overwhelmed with what I want to get accomplished and how quickly time seems to be flying by.
I've managed to make it 3 weeks with no sugar or artificial sweeteners! Woohoo!!!
I feel like I'm making progress from three weeks ago. My eating has improved for the most part. Now that I've got a couple weeks worth of "data" I can make an appointment with the dietician at work and go from there.
thanks for letting me ramble...