We’ve almost made it through the second week of January, not that I’m wishing my days away by any means but I have been paying more attention to my time throughout the day and how I’m spending it. January is such an odd month, everyone is fired up for new beginnings and resolutions but the winter weather can be so gloomy some days it’s just difficult to be that excited about anything other than the countdown to Spring! But I do like the new path I’ve taken to be more aware of my time and how I choose to spend it to make the most of my days.
In fact, today I made the realization that I am in need of sleep and have obviously been taking advantage of my evening hours for writing, reading and going to the gym but at the expense of dipping into my bedtime. I’m like a big kid who never wants to go to bed because there are so many things I want to accomplish, and like everyone else I get a little side tracked with articles and online snippets of information that are entertaining at the time. I would stay up all night puttering around and reading if I didn’t have to get up in the morning. However, as an adult I have responsibilities just like everyone else and I need to be my own bedtime marshal sometimes and tell myself when it’s time to get to bed. Actually, I think I need to schedule my bed time and stick to it. Whatever doesn’t get done up until a certain time, well, it doesn’t get done and it will have to be moved to the next day. This may actually get me moving a little quicker to finish off some work and at home projects without getting side tracked.
So tonight, I will start this. When I am done everything, I need to do up until my schedule time, it’s then lights out!
I know well enough that sleep helps us refuel our bodies and our brains, it’s also a key component to weight loss as well. So, I need to make this a priority so that I can stick to my goal of getting health again this year!
At least now that I’m older I am aware of what needs to be changed or tweaked in my life for the better, long gone are the days of winging it. In all honesty, I don’t know how I survived my 20’s without planning and scheduling but somehow I survived. Now I just can’t do it. If I winged everything my life would be chaos and of course I would probably forget half the stuff I need to remember. I swear I go through a pack of sticky notes every couple of days just for the reminders I leave myself daily. The joys of getting older.
I am hoping that I will have some time over the next week or so to produce a few blog posts on social media and how to manage multiple accounts. I recently read a blog post where someone had set up a few accounts and they were wondering how they would juggle them and write blogs as well. I have some great pointers and tips I think would be valuable to share so I’ll be working on these in the coming week. Fingers crossed.