Saturday, June 29, 2013
I never know where to fall on the issue of "control." I certainly don't want to be perceived as controlling and manipulative and at the same time I feel comfortable and secure when I can see about 24 hours ahead of myself and plan.
Sigh. Life was a lot easier before Dr. Phil and Oprah!!
I have noticed that when I dust off that antiquated goal reaching tool called a to-do list; I lead a much healthier life. Spoiler alert here: I'm old school about this. I know there is an app for everything and I embrace technology as the fickle mistress that she is but I just don't get that sense of fulfillment by clicking a button and having a line automatically cross out a task. I use a legal pad and a pen. I get a great deal of joy when I am able to remove something that's been hanging around for a few days, or weeks, or months, or years. It embodies a sense of freedom.
Side Note: I am selling my one year old IPad 3, keyboard and Otter Box. If you are interested send me a Spark Mail and I'll give you the particulars.
When I can see it, I can do it.
Each night before my bald little head hits the pillow I sit at my desk and decide what needs to be accomplished the next day. I attempt to schedule everything. That includes exercise, tracking food, meditation and John time. I include blogging and work related issues as well as personal things. When I wake up the next morning I have a clear over view of my day.
I've learned to prioritize. I know there a certain things that are critical to my journey - the prayer, the meditation, the exercise and tracking my food intake. That sense of positive control creates a sense of security and a knowledge that I'm getting done what needs to get done.
Your grandma and mine said "An idle mind is the devils playground." When my minds idle, when I sense things are out of control and I'm not on task the devil shape shifts into the form a doughnut,or french fries.
Some may call it good planning, some may call it being OCD. I call it a key to health. When we track our food and our exercise we're creating a plan. Only you and I ultimately decide if that plan is a good one. That's why I keep a list.
Hope your Saturday is great.
Side Note: Do you know they still sell old fashioned pencil sharpeners? How cool is that?
Side Note: Does anyone else wish Spark would include formatting tools in the blog creation software. I love using bold and italics!!!