So you know how life, just when you feel like you are starting to get things down can throw some curves… Well, that is how I feel now. I think I started thinking about too many things all at once that I wanted to do. First of all, I started working a little more on the side. I picked up another project and that will put a bit more on my plate. Secondly, I started to stress over this half marathon in September… That happened when I realized it was less than 2 months away and I hadn’t even run 3 miles yet, let alone 13! But that is the way things go. The only way to overcome the feelings of pressure and inadequacy is to start working. So here are my plans.
I am still doing my project based todo list at work, but I mistakenly set some larger things on that list than I should have and so it has been a while since I actually crossed something off – Lesson: Don’t think you can do more than you can, and even if you can set a few smaller task points so that if you don’t get to half of them you can still cross off half your list and mentally stay in the game.
I am still exercising (push-ups – week 4, and running) but I still think that I am in high school and that I can do anything… – Lesson: Realize your limitations and celebrate small successes! (Oh, by the way, I did run 3 miles yesterday, and tomorrow will be 3.1!)
I have been spending more time with my family. – Lesson: Recognize when you are achieving something that you want to do and don’t get disappointed that you aren’t achieving others, you can’t do everything!
Bonus – Lesson: Tomorrow is a new day! Do better each day and you will continue to get better. Do better most days and you will still continue upward. Do better more than you do worse, and you will even still be progressing! Sometimes progress happens over small and simple steps.