In mid July, I made some pretty ambitious declarations of how I must do certain things if I was going to make progress, let alone achieve success in various areas of my life. If your curious to the old post, here it is. On Friday I thought perhaps I should go through that list and assess what I did to embrace as "musts" and where reality kicked me back to earth. It doesn't take more than a glance to see where I faltered-health, organization and social connectedness. I think "must' does not work for me, so after an assessment, this list can be in the trash bin, and I can move on.
1. Must walk pup every morning before going to work. He did get out to piddle and sniff for rabbits, but no walk each morning.
2. Must pack lunch that includes fruit and vegetable daily. Moderately successful-when I actually packed a lunch. I eat out very little, unless as part of a work meeting, or special planned ahead occasion. I still relied on my drawer of instant soups and tuna salad kits-good for money savings, not good for heart.
3. Must do core and strengthening exercises 4 days per week. Not so much-perhaps 2 days.
5. Must tackle part or all of a room a night for decluttering. Fail on so many levels
6. Must stay on top of daily household tasks-dishes, laundry, bathroom Work in progress
10. Must meet a friend at least one time per week. This has been more like two times per month. While I've seen people because of holiday and birthday get togethers, I've not connected with some really good friends on a regular basis, and am disappointed in that.
Advancing my skills/growth
14. Must research and work on my book 10 hours minimally per week. Have you seen my book? Neither have I. It is coming along in dribs and drabs. Did not meet September 1 for first draft for editing, nor my second date of November 25th. Shall I say February 29th? Leap year seems like a good year to launch a book.
My final word on this is to tell myself, I must not do anything. If I should want to, best to put full energy into it and do it wisely.