January is officially over and we are just finishing up the first weekend of February. This may seem late to some but in this New Chapter of my life I’ve decided to be as healthy and fit as possible. This will have to entail definite of purpose, discipline, and determination. To start thing off I unfortunately cannot have dairy, so all that I eat must be dairy free or have a dairy substitute. In efforts of following through with this, I will take a pic once a month to share my progress. In addition, I will do my best to document my meals each day (Lord willing).
With that said, here is my start off Photo.
Oh, how it does fly by. Do you ever think of all the different stuff you can do in a day.
I am having one HECK of a month so far. I’ve been so busy, between work, testing for different job applications, interviews, slowly moving things out of my apartment….the list goes on and on! In addition, I just got rid of the internet in my apartment so I am trying to find different ways of accessing free internet. Thank you Jesus for Starbucks!!:)
However, before I continue off in a tangent, the point of this post is to share my thoughts on Time Management. There are 24 hrs in a day, 8 of which SHOULD be devoted to sleep! It has been in my experience, when I have had a good nights rest, I have more energy for that day and tend to be more productive. Whether I have to go to work, run errands, or get household chores done, I am able to tackle at least half of the items on my “To Do” list for the day.
This post is not at all geared to make you feel that you NEED to be busy all the time! However, when you take your time to get a task or project done, it helps relieve stress. When one has a pile of tasks that they need to do by a certain time and they continue to procrastinate to the last minute to get those tasks done, they are merely creating a negative environment that will eventually consume them. Every time you are able to complete a task, you are making that negative environment less hostile. Living within a “negative environment” one is more inclined to experience a less positive attitude, may feel drained, tired, not satisfied, stress! I don’t know about you, but I HATE stress! (Yuck)!!
What I find helpful in keeping me on task and as I mentioned earlier, is making a “To Do” list. I like to write things down physically instead of typing it, calendaring it, or marking it in my phone. However, if those other methods work well for you, use them. The list doesn’t need to be long. I like to organize my list by what is most important at the time (or that which has a deadline). For you that could be paying a bill or turning in hr paperwork or DMV tags, Smog check, etc. Sometimes, what I like to do, so I feel better about my day is write down the fact that I worked out. There are a lot of benefits to working out so I think its important to implement that into your “To Do” list as well.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my thoughts. There is a lot more I could right on this topic, but I’m going to try and keep it short! In the mean time, sleep and be healthy!