Motivation does not go hand in hand with a busy schedule. There is an excellent correlation between motivation and level of personal committment, but it’s not necessarily a positive trend. Some people thrive on goals and stress. Some people, be it personality or be it circumstance, fall into fight-or-flight mode when the going gets rough. I fall somewhere in between the two.
Motivation waxes and wanes. Time for me to get waxing.
This is our plot, dear readers:
- Report Ginormico needs to go out this week. Well, it doesn’t NEED to go out, but I would very much like to have it done before the 30th Anniversary of my Birth, so I can spend the day waltzing around and receiving best wishes from my friends and foes alike. But this is just a short-term source of discomfort… the completion of Report Ginormico is not where it ends… my schedule for the rest of the year reads like a college course syllabus on the first day of class: intimidating and scary long.
- I need to make some lifestyle changes… I could really stand to lose 5 to 10 pounds. Disclaimer: I would like to express that this is not a decision driven by vanity… I’d like to get back to my happy weight (ahem – where my favorite jeans fit)… and I’m hoping by doing that, I can drop a few seconds off my tempo pace (because, in fact, this is a running blog). I’m not a waif, and I’ve long since accepted that my dimensions are genetically defined.
- As I’ve alluded to a few times I / we have some big life decisions to make before the end of the year. And I definitely fall into the “putting it off until the time is right” camp.
And what a good segue… when IS the time right? When is the time right to get motivated… or get healthy… or get happy? On the Ninth Day of Birthmas, I dare myself to get my act in gear. That’s right. I said it… DARE.
Next up? Goal setting for Dummies. But first, I need to get Section 5.3 and 5.4 crossed off my to-do list.