Saturday, December 13, 2008

Making a commitment

In my last post I wrote about forgiving myself for not being productive. On the other hand, I really do want to make sure I spend my sometimes limited energy on what’s truly important.

If my current job is taking care of myself and getting stronger, then maybe I need to manage that job with more focus than I have been. When I was working, my most productive days were scheduled around my priorities. So, starting tomorrow, I’m going to dedicate ½ of my day to taking care of my health. Here is the schedule I plan to follow:

9:00-9:30 yoga stretches
9:30-10:00 meditation
10:00-11:00 plan food for the day, cook, juice
11:00-12:00 walk (or some other form of exercise)

I obviously need to be flexible and forgiving with this schedule. There will be days when I won’t be able to follow it; some days I have trouble dragging my aching body down the stairs! But if I don’t have a plan, I’m so much less likely to accomplish a few simple things I want to do to take care of myself.

My actual schedule may not be of great interest to anyone reading this blog, but it’s important that I create a commitment and visual reminder by putting it in writing. I’m more likely to do what I intend to do if I know that someone might ask me how I’m doing at sticking to my schedule.

I sure hope I don’t have to post something tomorrow to say that I blew it, but I’ll let you know how it goes…

1 comment:

Sue said...

Christine -- a mutual friend, Susan B in Kingston, introduced me to your blog a while ago. I think she spoke with you about a column (on breast cancer) I am writing for the Kingston newspaper. I couldn't find contact information for you on your blog but was wondering if you would be comfortable sharing an email address. Hard to do privately in the context of a blog ... but maybe we'll find a way ... if you're interested.
Thanks,
Sue H in Kingston