This is my new moto. I am the queen of procrastination and know what? It stresses me the eff out! I sometimes live as though I have no control over things I really should but don’t make the time to do so. That’s no way to live now is it?
Organization is key to a successful and stress free life, at least for this chick right here. Being organized, from knowing where every single paper in your house is to managing a routine is the only way I will be able to accomplish everything. I’ve made excuses for too long and bumping items further down on my to-do list rather than prioritizing and actually getting them done, it’s ridiculous actually. I’ve become a lot better than I used to be but when someone does something, no matter how improper for so long, and still gets results, it’s hard to change. I still get everything done but the process is never fun or as easy as it should be.
Though I’m at my pre-pregnancy weight I need to start working on those 10-15 lbs that found me before I got pregnant, bad. And I want them gone before my kid’s birthday in precisely three months. Googling exercise routines and not doing them is no good. Dreaming about how I would like to look without putting any effort into it again is doing me no good.
Again with exercise, I need to accept that I will never and no one can make me, enjoy a class like Zumba or anything that requires coordination. I can’t walk and chew gum so doing anything that requires watching and attempting to make myself mimic is setting myself up for failure. I get more frustrated with myself. I do better with independent activities that I can 100% control without anyone telling me how or what to do (type-A?). That being said I’d love a personal trainer to yell at me and me alone everyday and challenge me.
Solution? I need to stop with the excuses, get organized and start waking up before the kid (which probably means 05:45) and getting it done. Run/walk on the treadmill until it warms up outside and get a consistent strength training workout going. Plan hikes with friends (though likely not at 6am). I used to wake between 05:45 and 06:00 when I was in university to go to the gym before class so I know it’s in me, it’s all about routine.
Getting a proper life insurance policy has been on my to-do list for, oh, almost two years. I don’t even know where to being searching for one so I just haven’t done it. I need to look into this more and actually do it. My 42 year old co-worker is currently undergoing radiation treatments for stage four cancer, life is a cruel bitch sometimes and I can’t mess around anymore with a kid.
Solution? Monday call my office and get the number for a patient of mine who I know could point me in the right direction. He’s a financial planner who works with various insurance brokers daily. I trust him and any contacts he’d give me.
We need to set up my husbands pension contributions. Again he’s been entitled to this for over a year and we haven’t followed up with the offer losing out on one years worth of free money (matched contributions by company).
Solution? Get hubby to start with an email to his financials coordinator at work. His company profile is a bit intricate and complicated so this is the starting point for now.
Do you have anything on your ”To-Do” list that isn’t getting accomplished? How do you plan on getting them done?