one block at a time, getting in the groove
Thursday, February 06, 2014
I'm here, I'm spinning the wheel, I'm logging my food and fitness minutes...I'm checking off my goals! Last night I was looking at my goals and saw I still hadn't completed some....there was the push! I took the time to complete them just so I could check them off! It's working, the incentives of spinning, growing points, seeing the goal checklist completed, the goodies, the comments on my blog....they have me engaged!
I'm looking at making it through my day, one block at a time, I'm looking at time blocking. I'm experimenting with which size block is the most effective. I think 3 hour blocks are best, but I'm not sure yet. In my blocks I'm including exercise, even if it's just 10 minutes of stretching. It adds up. With 3 hour blocks, 6-9am, 9-12 am, 12-3 pm, 3-6 pm, 6-9 pm, that gives me 5 blocks....at 10 minutes a block that's 50 fitness minutes a day!
Within those time blocks I have my task list. I'm also trying to build in self care and personal growth items as well, like meditation, journalling & playing a game. Those seem to fall to the bottom of the list....got to figure out how to make myself more iimportant. If I can't add in fun and items of personal value...I tend to burn out and get overwhelmed by the work load....hopelessness erodes my committment....I resort to stress eating, don't even commit time to prepare good food...bad food equals low energy that is poor quality (foggy brained), I get less done, feel worse about myself, eat more junk food...viscious circle...I need a different shape, perhaps a 5 pointed star, continually leading back to the center of health, no matter how many times I go the wrong direction...