The closer we get to the end of my fiance's deployment, the more anxious I'm getting. I had so many things I wanted to get done while he was gone, that aren't done yet, and I'm running out of time. The problem is, when I get anxious and feel overwhelmed, I shut down. Instead of jumping in and getting as much as I can done, I freeze. I go into 'well I can't get it all done, so why bother?' mode, and the anxiety just keeps building.
My goal today is to make myself a list of everything I want to get done, and then break that list down into bite-sized pieces that are less imposing. If I can check off a few small things on my list, I can get past this frozen state and actually accomplish at least some of my goals. If I don't get everything done, oh well.
I need to focus on getting the things done that matter for the family as a whole, and not undoing my health accomplishments in the mean time. I have 3 weeks. I need to stop wasting time stuck in indecisiveness, all that does is make the anxiety worse! Just like that first jump into the lake in the summer, I need to take a deep breath & dive in!
Today's Fitness Goals:
Planks: 3 minutes
Inclined Push-ups: 90
Leg Lifts: 20
Cardio Minutes: 60 minutes (walk)
Today's Organizational Goals: I'm going to try picking 3 things off of my list each day to get done, we'll see if that helps with the anxiety levels!
1- Fold & put away all of my clean laundry
2- Declutter the bureau and dresser tops in my bedroom
3- Do a load of towels & linens (folded and put away too)
Today's Anti-Anxiety Goals:
1- Make a comprehensive list of everything I want to accomplish in the next 3 weeks.
2- Prioritize said list.
3- Take a walk and get some fresh air, take lots of deep breaths along the way!