The Stress Train Has Left The Station!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A beautiful thing is never perfect. -Egyptian proverb
The new school term is underway and the stress - much of it self-imposed, I realize - is bearing down with all the speed and force of a locomotive. And just like a train schedule, my good habits are slipping away again and the bad habits are nipping at my heels.
I realize this and it should make me feel better. I mean, I know what's happening and I know how to turn it around.
I could whine or rant, but the point is that I need to put myself back at the front of the line. Really, it never pays off to skip a workout and put in more hours at the office or in the books. Sleeping in does not feel as good as a workout and, even if it did, I certainly wouldn't enjoy the benefits of sleep if it cost me my level of fitness.
What helped during the last term was a nifty blog idea from GORDIESMOMMY, to actually list my goals for the week. I don't know if it's the accountability or the thought process that goes into the list, but I know things started to slip for me when my goals moved off my blog page; coincidence?
I'm going to revisit the last goal list I posted and try to regain the focus that helped me through the last school term. If it doesn't work, I can always stop, but clearly doing "nothing" isn't working and needs to change!
Every day *is* a new beginning, after all.