Yesterday, I set myself up to have a great day and I did. It’s amazing what 8 hours of sleep, eating right, drinking plenty of water, and exercising will do for your outlook on life. I had a great day, lots of energy, and even made an all time high score on Tetris (which I can directly relate to thinking very clearly). Although, today I feel tired. I think all of the energy I created yesterday wore me out. I need to balance it out so I can feel good everyday.
Now I just need to find the time to do this everyday. I’d probably need to get up a little earlier everyday.
If you do everything right to set yourself up to have a great day…can you make yourself have a good day? Will that work? If you make sure you get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, eat right, exercise, and plan what needs to get done…can you ensure you’ll have a great day? I’m trying it now. I’ll keep you posted. 😊
This winter, I’ve spent more time outdoors than I usually do and I love it. Typically, I hibernate in the winter and stay out of the cold. In fact, winter is typically my least favorite season here. I bought some warm winter pants and it’s encouraged me to be outside more knowing I won’t be cold. It’s been fun. Yesterday, after it snowed almost 8” here overnight I went for a long walk. It was a beautiful winter wonderland. It’s amazing how great I feel after getting some fresh air. I highly recommend it.
It’s funny how a little caffeine can really pick you up. For the last few months, I’ve had one half calf cup of coffee each day. It wakes me up, but doesn’t get me over excited. Sunday and today, I had more coffee than this and it’s amazing how energized it makes me feel. I feel more motivated, awake, productive, happier, etc. If only there was a way to balance just the right amount of caffeine and sleeping at night. 😏
So far this year, I’ve had a difficult time getting motivated, and I actually have a lot to do. But when it comes down to it, I avoid doing what needs to be done and do other things instead. Last year, after taking some time off from school over the Christmas break, I had the same issues with trying to get back into the swing of things again. I know it will happen, but it seems like I’m dragging things out.
Perhaps I am paralyzed with all of the things I need to do and don’t know where to start. Perhaps I’m just trying to determine where my focus should be. Perhaps I’m afraid of the outcome of what needs to be done. Or perhaps I’m just simply procrastinating.
I feel more productive when I’m actively working on tasks and assignments. So that part of me just wants to get started. I ordered a Law of Attraction planner this morning. I used to love using a hand written planner and organizing what needs to be done by day, week, month, etc. It may help or it may be more avoidance. I’m hoping this long weekend gets me motivated and organized again.
Towards the end of last year, I found a book called, “The 52 Lists Project A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration”. It’s a fun little book that I asked you to list certain things. For instance list the things that make you feel healthy, mind, body, and soul. Or list the most beautiful things you have ever seen. Or was the happiest moments of your life so far. It’s broken up into winter, spring, summer and fall but can be done in any order. Once you complete a list, it asks you to choose one thing to do during that next week (that is list related) that might give you some inspiration to change something in your life.
I love making lists and I love this idea. The very first one in the book is to list your goals and dreams for this year. I’ve been writing in the book and then dating the ones I did that week. It’s inspired me to make some small changes that I continually think about during that week. It’s simply and it’s fantastic at the same time.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that my goals for this year and my desire to simplify my life are at odds with one another. The next four months will not be simplified, but somewhat stressful as I try to get quite a bit accomplished. In fact, I have so much to do I’ve become paralyzed with figuring out what to start with and how to go about it.
I may need to use my project management skills for each goal and break it all down and accomplish a few things daily. I spent this last week getting things organized at work for the next year. It not only made me feel better, but I believe will help me be more efficient at work. It may be the right time to do something similar at home to prepare for this new year.
Over the next week, I think I will plan out the major projects this year and break tasks down by month. I think this will help me to feel more comfortable with what needs to be done and more realistic about what I can accomplish. I think it’s important to have this solid base before I start working on any goals/projects. Then I should be able to gauge what is possible and what isn’t.