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Showing posts from December, 2019

Favorite Things: Planners and More

For the last four days, I've had no idea what day it is.  This always happens to me when Christmas is in the middle of the week.  Thursday felt like Monday, today feels like Sunday.  I'm all screwed up.  More than usual. Ha. I did look at the calendar today and it hit me that New Year's Eve is three days away.  I love this time of year.  My favorite part of a new year is getting a fresh start on everything.  And because I'm a total geek, I get super excited about buying a new planner and writing all of the things in it.  It's just so much fun for me!  There's something about those crisp, new, blank pages that thrills me.   Yes, I know I need to get a life. This year I've added a new planner into my rotation of things to help me stay organized.  Y'all know I love the Commit30 planners and I sing their praises , but I recently discovered Habit Nest and fell in love! Over the last year, I was very consistent in waking up at 5 a.m., heading t

Ready to Run...Again

The holiday season has taken a toll on my physical and mental health.  I've been very inconsistent in my workouts since...oh, I don't know, October?  I feel very disappointed for not accomplishing the goal I set for myself, but instead of punishing myself and giving up completely, I've decided to stop making excuses and start focusing on one thing:  consistency. As I reflect on the year 2019 I realize that I'm guilty of setting expectations that I can't meet.  I usually give up at the first sign of failure. When I truly think about why I quit, it's because my goals are often unreasonable.  I struggle with OCD and this compelling need to be "perfect" in my routines, and I end up failing because when one day goes wrong I decide that the whole week/month/year is going to be crap.  This stops NOW.  I know I've said that before but I believe in my heart things will be different this time.  I'm not going to set resolutions to exercise, ea