I started out my day very tired again, but of course got up anyway.
I have been having twinges in one of my knees (probably due to trying to push my body into increased flexibility faster than it wants to during my morning yoga) and so decided to rest it yesterday and get some extra study done instead… a chore for some, but not for me!
By the end of the day my anxiety was kicking back into gear again and it was time for another early night. Although this time not so much triggered by how much there is to do, (I am rearing to go for that!), but more so that there is only so much of it that can be done in one day, and it will take some time.
I am impatient to achieve my goals! It is both my blessing and my curse.
I was pretty tired again yesterday morning, but got up and pushed through my day anyway, catching up on a few Sunday bits that I was disappointed about not getting done (a small win to start off a very wet and windy day).
On my drive into work I decided I needed an extra boost to kick off my week and put on one of my favourite audiobooks, Be Obssessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone, which worked a treat! It doesn’t matter how many times I listen to it, it’s still my favourite pre-game pep-talk!
What’s your favourite audiobook? I’d love to add to my collection!
Yesterday I got off to a rough start by sleeping through my alarm. I did my best to catch up, but found by the time it got to having a quick dinner before bed I was getting pretty frustrated at the amount still to be done.
Half of me could hear Danelle’s words saying “finish your to-do list every day”, but the other half knew that it would result in a late night and would roll into the next day, so I opted for bed and a fresh start in the AM.
As it is it was hard to get out of bed this morning after a brutal yoga session yesterday, and I’ve managed to squeeze a bit of the backlog in so far so that’s good! But I am a bit disappointed in myself for not getting it done yesterday… the lesson is don’t sleep in… there’s too much to do!
I volunteer at a local animal shelter for a few hours every couple of weeks, and yesterday was that day for me. It may not directly translate to dollars in my bank account, but the value I take from it on a personal level, is immense, not to mention… the furry cuddles…
Not that it’s all cuddles and squealing about cute bunny rabbits (guilty). There is also an incredible amount of, well, poo.
Giving back to the world and creating positive change is a theme that threads through all of my goals, so it was good to dig in, followed by a very productive day at home, and work at night. A successful day if you ask me!
Yesterday was a busy day gearing up for the next week (at both jobs), and I collapsed in bed last night, to sleep the sleep of the motivated. That’s what I’m dubbing it. There may already be a phrase, and in fact I’m sure there is, but on this blog, we don’t worry too much about how other people are doing things.
The sleep of the motivated is the sleep you have when you have been grinding all day, have checked off everything you set out to do (and then some), and can sleep with satisfaction knowing you’ll do it all again tomorrow, and you’ll be THAT much closer to your dreams!
The last couple days I had not been myself, and when I woke up yesterday morning tired after an anxious sleep, and not feeling much better than the day before, I got fed up with myself.
Enough was enough. I don’t have time to be in a funk, and it’s not me. It was time to tackle the problem, which clearly wasn’t going away.
Initially I thought I was just overwhelmed after glancing into the abyss of everything I had decided I would accomplish. After a bit more honest digging, I realised it came down to two thoughts buried deep down:
In trying to fit everything in, I didn’t think I was spending enough time mastering my craft in my own time, and that it was going to take FOREVER to learn all there is to know, and break back into working in the industry that I love (Environmental Science)
I didn’t think I was saving enough money to accomplish the things I wanted to next year
The answers to these seem obvious right?
Spend more time studying
Spend more time working
My schedule is always packed solid, so something had got to go, or at least be downsized.
After a bit of juggling, and getting a bit ruthless with my schedule, I think I may have figured it out! As soon as I came to my new schedule, it felt like an elephant-sized weight had lifted from my shoulders! The proof will be in the pudding… (or at least tomorrow’s blog…).