Monday, June 24, 2019

The Brain Drain + #MyPostMonday The Week's Best Original Content

This summer I have decided to do some things for my own self-improvement and also do some projects that haven't had the chance to get done because of work during the school year. 

I have made some lists, some goals, and some resolutions to that end. There are some long range goals, weekly goals, and daily goals.  

I feel pretty motivated so far and some things definitely have been accomplished. But what I've come to realize is that no matter how much free time I have, no matter how motivated I am, there will always be something that makes the accomplishment of my goals more difficult than I had originally planned. 

My brain really wants to accomplish things, but my body isn't cooperating so much. So many wasted minutes and seconds, doing mindless activities like looking at my phone, staring into space, forgetting what I went into a room to do, remembering something I wanted to do but didn't include on my master list and doing it anyway.  Binge eating, binge napping, binge t.v. watching...


And then there are the unforeseen interruptions. I made a resolution to do more blog posts this summer. But what I didn't foresee was the complete crash of all of my browsers, losing all my passwords, bookmarks, and other things that make blogging easier. So right now, blogging is almost as difficult as it has been during the school year.

I make the attempt to go to the gym at least twice a week. It seems like there is at least one time that interruptions or demands make it impossible to go one of those times, so I'm lucky if I go once. 

I take up violin lessons to regain skills that have been long lost and practicing is kind of a must, since I'm paying good money to do that. But I'm not able to practice more than 3 times per week. I should be practicing at least 6 times per week. 

I've consigned myself to the fact that my amazing summer of self-improvement is going to be much more slower going than I originally planned. But I'm not going to throw in the towel and give up my goals. I'm still going to do the best I can and maybe start some habits that will continue into the work year and beyond. 

I just need to make my arms and legs cooperate better with what my brain is trying to get them to do! 

Today is "My Post Monday!", a curation of the week's best original content. It's all about posts from Crafts to Camping, Wellness to Wealth, Fashion to Food, and whatever else is on the brain!  I  open up with a post of my own and then follow it up with a linky of the week's top original blog posts! It's all about what the writer thinks, believes, and knows--in other words, they are active, writing blogs. If I happen to find a great original, non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MyPostMonday hashtag!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize(Affiliate links welcome)     


Tamra Phelps said...

Girl, I'm right there with you. My brain says 'do this' but my body says 'nah, let's just let it slide.' It's so frustrating!

marisela zuniga said...

I need to work on my goals more

elizamatt said...

As I get older I find I have less energy or something. At least everything takes way longer than it did back when I had 7 kids in the house. I have no idea, today, of how I even managed it all back then.

Darren Scrubb said...

These activities are important since they can be very productive for over a period of time.

elizamatt said...

Of course since I was knocked unconscious when I fell down concrete stairs whilst on holiday in Australia (do get travel health insurance before you go away!), after which I suffered for 6 mths from post concussion syndrome, very nasty. Since recovering I've noticed that my spelling skills are now appalling and so is my maths which both used to be great. That's not mentioning my legs that pretty messed up however I still consider myself lucky, 1) I have no memory whatever of the pain of the fall, lots of lumps and bad bruising but the fall itself has been wiped from my brain cells. So maybe this is a part of why I've slowed down considerably and let some things slide.