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Week 6 check in

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Today I am really having a problem with inspiration and motivation and essentially wanting to keep up with my goals. I do a nightly yoga and because of the soreness of my body I want that. As far as school, the gym, work, and my other projects. I am just exhausted. I started watching Tedtalks for some inspiration and stumbled upon an agnostic talking about living biblically for a year. He lived as if he took the bible literally and tried to obey all the rules while he was studying behaviors of fundamentalist organizations. One thing he talked about was the Sabbath. He said since he was a workaholic that it was extremely hard to give up one day that he was not allowed to work. At this point in my semester, I think I need to start keeping a Sabbath. Sunday is usually the day where I go to church and then go to work. Today, because it was a snow day, I just stayed home. I did some work but not productively and I did some playing around on the computer, which I did not especially enjoy because I felt that I should be getting my work done. Had the day gone as originally planned, I would not have had time for schoolwork, but the stress of a long and never ending to-do list is completely making me physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. I really do need a break. When I am not studying or completing assignments, I should be at work making some money, or exercising and the list never does end. I have not had time to watch any movies, tv, read a book or do anything that I enjoy. Because I do not have Lavinia this year, I am forgetting to have fun. I need to take care of me by doing something that I am good at, love to do, or is adventurous. Well today is a write off because although I did watch some tv and play around on the computer, I was completely stressed doing so because of the guilt of what I was not doing. It's time I change that thinking up. How can I go to work and try to be effective when I don't want to be there, am not motivated or excited about what I am doing, or when I am too exhausted to be there? Here's another thing. Since Danny and I broke up, I have not wanted to have fun, do not have anyone that I want to have fun with except for Lavinia who is not here either. I need to be creative and think outside of the box to find something that I find fun that is not expensive since I am also low on funds. We will see how it goes.

Improve Health
exercise - needs improvement
water - needs improvement
plan meals and snacks - needs improvement
track calories - needs improvement
track weight and measurements - I've got this
journal - on my way

Improve Finances
track spending - I've got this
pick up extra shifts - needs improvement
avoid late fees - needs improvement
update health card - I've got this
get hose, glasses, teeth done - needs improvement

Organize my Life
update Health Card - I've got this
get Passport - needs improvement
Van inspected and registered - I've got this
PEI student loan name change - n/a (I've given up on this since the interest I'm saving is not worth the money for additional faxing docs. I only have a few more payments.)
get on PEI sub list - needs improvement
Name change on house - needs improvement
Name on Credit cards - on my way
Grad photos - on my way
Grad ring - needs improvement
clean room - needs improvement

Professional Development
fitness center - needs improvement
practice interviews - needs improvement
resume reviews - needs improvement
organize assignment schedule - I've got this
get PEI teacher's cert - not yet
get NS teacher's cert - not yet
Get on SSSB Sub list - not yet
job search - not yet
PD reading - needs improvement
local book club - I've got this
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