I’m feeling much better then I’ve been these last few days. I’m not sure what was up with me. Unmotivated is an understatement. I was down in the dumps. Lazy. Uninterested in everything. In a funk, as I like to say.
It was like I just wanted to check out for a few days.
So I did. I did absolutely nothing on Sunday. Nothing.
At first I felt bad about it. Then I realized we all need some check out time. It’s good for the soul. :)
This morning I still woke up a bit down in the dumps but throughout the day as I got more and more productive at work I felt better and better.
I swear I’m a productivity whore. I thrive on accomplishing things. It’s a strange personality quirk, I know.
Anyway, something popped into my head on my drive home today and I just have to share.
You know that saying, "devils in the details" as in it’s the small details of something which make it difficult or challenging. Well I was pondering life and thinking of ways to stay on plan and be productive when a new phrase came to mind. . .
Progress is in the Planning
When I get into these funks the only way I pull myself out of them is by planning. I make lunches, create menus for the week, write up shopping lists and to do’s. Anything to help me feel a bit more productive.
Without fail I start to feel better. Especially when I get to reap the benefits of that planning.
Take today for example. At work I enjoyed all the healthy snacks I packed in my lunch the night before. I made progress because I planned. Even though Sunday I totally didn’t feel like packing a lunch. I did it because I knew it would would be a small step with big a payoff the next day. If I let the funk take over and went to work unprepared I would have spent money on an overpriced over-caloried crappy lunch. Which would have made me feel worse and brought me further down my path of funk. Simply by taking 5 minutes Sunday night I laid plans to help me make progress instead.
Does that make sense?
Probably not. I’m getting anxious as I want to head to bed early tonight. I better sign off.
Before I go I’ll leave you with a link to a post I wrote at work on SpeakHealth, my new favorite soup recipe I made up this weekend and my food journal for the day.
|granola bar on my way to work.|
|a pear and a cup of green tea for my mid morning snack! :)|
|lunch was this homemade soup I made over the weekend w/ some crackers. I can’t wait 2 post this recipe.. it’s so good!|
|pudding cup…. wanted something sweet. :)|
|went out for some sushi and chinese. the husbands idea but I welcomed the break from cooking. :)|
|1 too many graham crackers. damn they are addictive!|
Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.
I’m off to pull out my running clothes. I’m PLANNING a morning run before work. :)