Setting Goals to Do Something for Yourself
Like many Saturday mornings, I stand ready to try to figure out what I am going to do today? Yes, actually like many of you, I have a long “to-do” list. I have many things to get done today, and this weekend.
Something about making a list of tasks to get done. It makes me believe that I have the power in my life, that I could actually do what I want to do, versus what needs or has to be done.
Yes, like many Saturdays I plan to work on my blogging, concentrating on content. Like many Saturdays, I should also work on my other business, which needs constant attention. No, I don’t like that it needs constant attention, but it pays the bills for the most part, so I have to give it that credit.
What I added to my list today, that I had really not thought about adding was a return to the gym. I have struggled with getting there lately, and though paying my monthly fee religiously (yes they auto deduct), I still have not gone to the gym for over a month.
No, I have not been a total slug, I have gone for a long walk every few days. Yes, I have done a bit better at that, and even this morning, a walk to the dumpster, prompted me to think that today was the day to get back to the gym.
Did the dumpster trip make me remember that I have a gym membership? Did my walk, remind me that I can do more for my health? No, it was actually something else entirely.
While I was walking to the dumpster, with both hands full of trash, a man probably not quite half my age ran by. A good-looking young-man, perhaps former military, or just a guy with a short hair-cut.
Anyway, the young many ran by, and I realized something. Here is it, still early morning, and he had decided to do something for himself. Truly for himself, not for another person, not for a job, not a task to be checked off, just something for himself. Wow, I thought to myself that’s pretty empowering!
So, it’s not quite nine in the morning, and I plan to head to the gym. I have had only one cup of coffee, no breakfast, but I have filled my water bottle.
I am off to the gym, and if I only walk in the door, then I have made a step toward doing something for me. I hope I remember how to check-in?
Have you needed a reminder to take care of yourself before? Post your comments, or replies below.