Facing the "All or Nothing" Wall
Monday, October 28, 2013
Today’s assignment is to blog about the last time I fell victim to the “all or nothing” attitude. You know, where you make one mistake and the rest of the day, week, month is shot, so why bothering. I’ve been there a few times this month.
The first time I fell victim to AON, I also hit a wall at the same time. It was October 1. As a government contractor, I reported to work only to set my voice mail and email to out-of-office responses. I never thought that being involuntarily furloughed would bother me as much as it did. It sent me into a really blue funk. See, as a contractor, not only did we not get paid while we were furloughed; we also do not get the retro pay that regular federal employees are going to get. So we are just out three weeks’ pay. Day 2 and I had already said “Screw it!” I did join fitness center during week two (pretty inexpensive) but even that didn’t motivate me to do anything. I really didn’t come out of the doldrums until we started back to work.
Starting back to work helped a little bit, actually a lot. I started walking and riding the bike again in the fitness center at work. Plus I went to the outside fitness center on Monday and Wednesday evening. That means on Monday thru Thursday I did a great job of getting my exercise in. But starting Friday, I did pretty much nothing again. I did eat a little better but didn’t go work out at all.
I think my biggest issue is that I don’t have a workout partner for days that I’m not at work. At work, a co-worker and I go down to the fitness center twice a day and get our cardio exercise in. But on the weekends I’m on my own.
I need to make myself enough!