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Feeling pretty good!

Monday, March 27, 2017

I am feeling pretty good today.

Over the last year, we had a LOT of changes occur. A lot of "stressors".
Renovations to our house. Trying to buy another house.
Moving twice in a month after the second house we almost bought flooded majorly.
In the process of buying another house.

On top of all that, there were the holidays, birthdays, Xmas, anniversaries, etc.
And a new puppy.
And also the regular joys of life.
My almost 10 year old son. His after school activities. Archery, swimming, choir, etc.
My job.

Oh, my job.
I am an artist. I mainly do tattoos, but also photography, graphic design, web design, sculptures, painting, drawing, etc.
So much to handle.
I run my own business.
So I do janitorial work. Accounting. Payroll. Design work. Assistant work. Correspondence.
Everything.

My job is something that is always on my mind, 24-7. I feel like I never get any down time. No time to relax.
It is a very demanding job, with people emailing, calling, texting 24/7.

So in the middle of me trying to buy a new home (which has a HUGE building for my studio, so I will no longer have to rent out a studio- but that leaves me with even more design work and painting and building and such), I feel like I haven't been able to keep up with everything.

So for the last week or so, I have been trying to up my productivity game. To include time for everything I need and want to get done.

And I am finally scheduling in time for my own health and fitness. I have about 60-65 lbs to lose. I need to get it gone. It is weighing me down, in so many ways.

I have been putting together a really nice system for myself. Trial and error when it comes to downloading apps and figuring out which would work well for me.
Putting together recipes, and menu planning. Time for prep work for food.
Time to work out, time for my dog. Time for my son. Time for me.
So much to do and never enough time to do it all.
My to do list is about a million miles long.

But I am keeping up with my mantra that I have ingrained into my head over the past year.

SLOW AND STEADY.

Which is the complete opposite of who I am.
But who I am is frazzled and can never seem to keep up with everything.

But I woke up today, after spending time last night planning my day today.
I felt great. Got a nice workout in, even if it was only about 35 minutes long.
Showered, ate a delicious brunch.
Now I am writing all of this, even if I am way behind on my daily schedule, since I immediately got distracted this morning with more to do for the new house.
I have to get the wood stove WETT certified today at 3:30.
So I spent time trying to get all of that done.

But I still have a clear list of all I need to do, and I will get it done, even if one thing gets bumped off the list until tomorrow.

I am spending time writing this giant novel that probably jumps around from place to place, to get it off of my mind. It is written down.
I can scratch it off my mind and concentrate on the next part of my to do list.
And I feel better for it.

I am going to kick this all in the butt. I am not backing down. I am not giving up.
Slow and steady. I have this.
I will be organized. I will find time to accomplish my goals.
I have no other choice.

And I am feeling pretty good today!
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  • SMUISE
    Good for you Souloffire! YOU have to put YOU first simply because in order to complete all of the things on that really long list YOU have to be healthy and have the energy to do so.

    Planning and accountability is key. You are doing both..good stuff!

    Please feel free to join us on our team page to share you stories and success. We would love to offer and receive support!

    Sam
    Canadian East Coasters
    1234 days ago
  • SOULOFFIRE15
    I needed to. I have forgotten myself for years. I am just realizing that, in order for me to take care of everything else, I have to take csre of me first. And that is a hard thing to accept. But I HAVE to do it this time.
    1234 days ago
  • GINERDEE
    I love that you put yourself on your to do list!
    1234 days ago
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