01 February 2024

The definition of insanity

 is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. 

Well, that's what I've been doing. I've been whining and moaning about how I don't have time for my business. How I'm so, so busy during the week. How I have to go to bed so early and get up so early and I just have no time. How I need to workout and that takes even more time. Yet, I have time to sit on the couch, most nights, and watch about 2 hours of TV and play games on my computer. I have time to scroll Facebook/Instagram endlessly and look at the same posts over and over and over and over. I am done. First of all, the whining and complaining has to stop. I have 24 hours in a day just like every other person on this planet. We had a saying in college, want something done, ask a busy person. And it was absolutely true. When I am super busy, I am also super organized and on it. So, taking all of the above into account, it's time to be real with myself. 

  • Facebook/Instagram scrolling has to go. I can literally lose hours of time by doing that. I need to only go on if I have a purpose. 
  • I need to work on my business every single day. That may mean working on social media stuff. That may mean creating things. That may mean looking for ideas. Whatever it is, I need to do it every single day. 
  • Which means I generally need a plan. I can't think that I will figure out what to do when I have time to do it. I need to schedule things. I need to say, okay today I will do X, Y, and Z. Tomorrow I will do A, B, and C. I have to have a plan. 
  • And I have to stick to that plan - no matter what. I don't care how tired I am. I don't care how much I just want to sit on the couch and veg. I have got to stick to the plan. 
I am tired of doing the same thing over and over and not making any progress. Because what I am doing over and over is not working towards my goals. I have fallen back into old habits. Doing what I want in the moment and not what needs to be done. Procrastination. Just look at last night. I forced myself to go make something for Cameron, even though I was mentally and physically wiped out and wanted nothing more than to just lie on the couch. I forced myself to go make something and that led to me finally folding the clothes - for the first time in 2 weeks. See, I did something and it felt good and that led to me doing something else that felt good. 

It is not unlike the budget. When I stay on top of things and do what needs to be done, I find that I have more time to do things. Sitting around, thinking about what I have to do, and driving myself crazy with it just makes things worse. Okay, I'm on it and I'm going to make a list right now for today and tomorrow. 

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