Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
One of my biggest obstacles with my weight loss plan is that as soon as I'm away from my computer, my goals and plans are "out of sight, out of mind". I've recently had someone suggest I get tested for ADD, as I do tend to do that with a lot of things. I sit in a meeting and take a bunch of notes, but as soon as I come back to my desk I can't seem to focus on what I need to do.
I function at work by keeping a list in front of me. One that is hand-written and updated daily. Each page of my notebook is a new day and I may have to copy items over, but that act of writing things down puts it top of mind for me. I do the same thing when I go grocery shopping. Each week, I plan out the menu for the week and write out the shopping list. I've tried the online lists, but for whatever reason, it just doesn't stick in my mind as well. When I write it down, I can usually zip through the store without having to even look at my list. (Of course, I do to make sure I didn't miss anything).
So, my goal for today (which I am going to write down now) - buy a small notebook that I can keep with me to write down my "To Do" list for Spark. Perhaps, by writing it down, I'll be less likely to have that "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" mindset.