Are you a superwoman? Do you think you are or can be?
I thought I was, I did and I do!
but why do I ask myself this today? being a superwoman means I am almost continually doing for others and not me. Or, perhaps, wasting time because I am overwhelmed with the super woman tasks I need to perform and know I cannot get to or do all of them well and turn into SUPER Procrastinator..
Whew! That was a giant leap, felt like I was on the top of mount McKinley and fell to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Guess my point is trying to figure out WHY, oh why, do I and so many others put so much stress on ourselves by trying to "Do it all"? And then still look for more things to do?
I have a list of things to do;
1 -de-clutter house, since having my back problems two years ago my house is beginning to take on the look of a landfill (sounds so much better than hoarder, doesn't it?).
2 - complete 5, no 6, 7, 8 needlepoint stockings for nieces & nephews . and please finish those two you started for your sister and brother-in-law 8 years ago as well.
3 -make cushion covers for two house chairs
4 - finish cushion covers for porch furniture and get it painted
5 - get sinks installed, material has been purchased for over a year and the existing sinks are rusting
6 - pay bills, change litter, change sheets, do laundry - weekly tasks which I often find reasons for neglecting
7 - gather the holiday present you have been amassing for 12 months
8- actually send out some of those Christmas cards you have purchased the last 5 years.
9- stick to your eating plan for more than 3 months at a time, seriously STICK TO IT
10 -read those 2 books you have for work, only 30 days to finish that one
11- read those daily business tips you put on your kindle, oops the battery died and the charger is where ... ???
12 - wash your car, it is 7 years , no 8 years old and it has only been cleaned out on the inside 3 times!! WHOA! terrible.. I do de-clutter frequently but that definitely does not take care of food crumbs, weather grit & debris- YUCK
13 - find time to do something I want to do and not just being on PC playing games - MASSAGES! READING!
and I typed this list in less than 10 minutes... Can you imagine what else needs to be on the list? Thankfully my superwoman brain took over and blocked the rest for the moment. I was starting to get a headache.
and what does this have to do with health and weight loss?
feelings of failure which can lead to more failure
being overwhelmed to the point of inaction making most of the issues worse than they are today
and any one of these is enough to make my body say WHOA NELLIE! PUT ON THE BRAKES! When all of these float around in my head, I feel frozen and incapable of acting at all.
Did I say I thought I Was a superwoman? Would superwoman become immobilized with fear at completing a task? NO
So this is
of knowing I am NOT a Superwoman.
I am not perfect, I will never make that title as it is so lofty only those worshipped can attain it.
I CAN make small steps every day to completing my goals and NOT being a SUPER Procrastinator either.
here is what I am going to do:
1 - make a list complete by 12/08/13
2 - put time it should take to complete each item 12/08/13
3 - put dates when each item should be completed 12/09/13
4 - make a tracking chart of goals 12/12/13
5 - post chart where I can see it and work on what needs to be done. 12/16/13
6 - review list, update and make changes - monthly
I do this every day at work and keep up on my work (98% any way), so here is to being an every day woman learning not to procrastinate. one day at a time, "DO IT NOW"
DO IT NOW
DO IT NOW
DO IT NOW