Time for something new
For the past few months, I've been sitting down on the weekend and setting up my planner for the following week. I have been filling in work time, which is important, but I've also been filling in workouts, dissertation work, etc. Then I have not been following through. Hardly ever anyway. I think my view of the whole week at a time was sabotaging me. I think I would just get tired looking at all the days filled in with all this stuff to do. Because my weekdays are a little packed. Up in the morning, walk the dogs, work, crossfit, dinner time, dissertation work, getting to bed at a decent hour. I think laying it all out for the whole week was just too overwhelming. I would come home from work tired and end up not doing anything. So I'm taking a little bit different approach this week. I'm going to focus on one day at a time. Every night before bed, I will sit down and plan the next day. No planning out the whole week. No grand plans of finishing a chapter in one week or working out 5x in the week. I will take it one day at a time.
I will still have my grand plan, finishing my dissertation or losing some weight, but I'm not going to focus on that - only keep it in mind. So one day at a time is the motto for this week. I found that it worked well for my dissertation work this week. Instead of thinking, I have to finish this chapter, I thought, let me do a little bit. It worked. 3 nights in a row I worked on Chapter 1. The little things that need to be done can take a lot of time and those aren't so hard to do on a weeknight. So, that's how I'm going to approach everything this week. One day at a time. One act at a time. Starting right now!!! Time to get ready for a staff meeting - oh joy!!!