- Walk the dogs
- Grade papers
- Look at bridesmaid dresses
Interestingly enough, I got all my papers graded by 2 pm and had the rest of the afternoon free. Nice. So structure and routine work well for me.
Setting up a routine however can be a whole different story. I am a person who resists change. I look at the down side of new routines. For example, I need to run and I have a plan to run in the evenings after we walk the dogs. I did that one day last week and came up with excuses for the other 2 days. On Monday it was late and I needed to clean the bird room so I really couldn't spare the time. On Friday I had 3 beers for lunch and slept the afternoon away, I was in no shape to run. Also, let's not forget the whole it's hard, my legs are sore, tired, I'm tired, whatever. Excuses. Excuses are like as*holes, everyone's got one.
So I need to work on my routine. I need and want to run and I need to work on a routine that will fit running into it. I need to lose the excuses and just do it. Once I get into the groove I will be fine, it's always starting out that is difficult. I get the feeling that's not how most people are. From what I hear, others start out fine and all gung-ho and lose steam as time wears on. I'm the opposite. Once I work it into my routine it may as well be set in stone. I will continue to do it until I make a conscious effort to quit.
So routine and structure. That is my goal for this week.