Week Update & Untapped Tools
Friday, November 15, 2019
Sat - Nordic Trac, walk, prep for craft show
Sun - Walk, housekeeping, prep for craft show
Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, organize book shelf
Tue - strength training, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, bonus stretching,
Wed - lunch walk, reading, ate a frog @ work
Thurs - Nordic Trac, lunch walk, reading. housekeeping
Fri - Nordic Trac, longer lunch walk, date night
Untapped Tools (Do You Have These Too?)
In the course of putting our (post remodel) house and life back together I realized I have many untapped tools I have invested in over time.
Books and videos on How To -
- end procrastination (half completed)
- simplify decisions and define goals
- cultivate a good attitude (90% completed)
- be happy (half complete)
- de-clutter and create a peaceful living environment (started)
- reframe ones past experiences so that they serve rather than constrain
- yoga routines x2
- Zumba workouts x5
- HIIT workouts x3
- Dance of Shiva
- Spark workouts x2
- Zumba shaker weights
- exercise ball
- Hula Hoop
- resistance bands
- yoga mat
- free weights (various)
- kettle bell
- kids Wii programs (can never remember how to get it going)
It is not that I never use these tools, but more that I don't routinely use these tools. I fall back on the 'routine' of the exercise bike or Nordic Trac mixed with a few strength training videos that focus on form and have 20 minute mix-and-match selections.
When I make the effort to employ these tools they do add to my engagement with my plan. I find little bits of wisdom that speak to where I find myself at the moment. I wouldn't have kept them on my shelf otherwise. Still, in my recent encounter... I felt the recognition that these tools have the potential to transform my 'practice' of my plan, IF I put them to use more regularly.
One obvious way to do this would be to make up a calendar page with one suggestion each day as a starting point and then track how well it works and how I feel about the result. The downside I can foresee is that I am not a very good rule follower. I have tried randomization methods previously (cards, dice, numbers, index cards, popsicle sticks) and usually find I devolve back to what I am doing now (routine).
If you are a 'rebel' or 'rule-breaker' or a 'don't tell me what to do' person, how do you get yourself to follow your own plan and/or stay on track in your own life?
Kick your targets today Spark People!
Peace and Care