I may have forgotten to mention this

but I'm participating in the NaBloPoMo so I'll be posting everyday this month. I generally post most days but this will really stretch me. I'm actually posting on all 3 blogs everyday this month. These posts might get really, really boring :)

I got up early this morning and had every intention of working out but I got sidetracked. I realized that some bills had to be paid so I thought I'd do that real quick then I started looking at some other financial stuff and before I knew it it was time to get ready for work. I was a little bummed out with myself. I was whining in my head about how I'm so easily distracted and why I can't seem to focus on more than one thing at a time. When it hit me, compartmentalization. I need to do this a little more. I need to dedicate time to things and set those times aside. For instance, I compartmentalize work really well. I start thinking about it as I'm getting ready in the morning and I think about it while I'm there, but once I walk out that door at 5 pm it leaves my mind. I very rarely think about it at night. Once it's done for the day it is over and done with and I do not stress about it in any way, shape, or form. That works well for me. So I've decided to start doing this to the things I want to focus on.

Mornings will be devoted to training/working out. I will not even approach the computer until that is done. Work time is work time (unless I sneak a little blogging in, like now :). Blogging/financial stuffs at night. That's pretty good division and I think by devoting some time in the evenings to this stuff I won't have to think about it in the morning. So there.

People on lots of blogs are already starting to look towards the new year. I love the new year, I may have mentioned that, and I've started looking towards it too. This weekend I'm going to do a couple of things to prepare for the new year. First, I'm going to finish the organization of my computer room. I got it almost completed 2 weeks ago then stopped. This weekend I finish it. I'm going to purchase a desk calendar and start scheduling things so I know exactly what I'm doing and where I'm going at all times. I'm going to line up my early races. I know pretty well what ones I want to do but I want to start firming them up so that I can make sure I get all the training in. I have my running plan for the remainder of the year and I'm very pleased about that, I just need to know where I'm going from there.

A friend gave us this real nice workout machine, one of those all in one things. It's in really good condition and it is a nice one, not one of those cheesy ones. Unfortunately, it's too large for the workout room so we have to figure out where to put it. Right now it's sitting the backyard with a canvas tent covering it. This weekend I will get this situated somewhere permanent so I can start using it.

I'm pleased with my plans. I have 2 months to get all organized for the new year. I can't wait.

Comments

Ellie Hamilton said…
Compartmentalization, yeah, that's the ticket, that's what I need. I spend my days aimlessly, thinking I should be doing something, but unable to decide what.

Thanks for the food for thought!

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