I started Nerdlution, Round 1 with a bang. I think I was on top of it for almost 2 weeks, then started drifting away. I didn't feel guilty, but I did feel like I had failed. I got bogged down with life.
So, one thing I've learned is that life is always going to happen. I need to decide what it is that I DO want to accomplish in spite of the detours along the way. I also need to recognize that I can't do everything and it's ok.
Over the next few months, I've taken on some extra responsibilities which means that my nerdlution needs to help me, not hinder me. I need to take care of myself, feed my soul, and push myself forward.
For the next 50 days, I am going to work on:
- Moving at least 3 times a week. I'm finishing up a round of physical therapy and I can join their wellness program for a very reasonable price. I'm going to take advantage of that.
- Writing 5 times a week. I just downloaded A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life I'm hoping it will give me some inspiration. Plus, all kinds of writing will count...my blog, writing in my journal, responding to blogs, writing for publication, etc.
- Every day I will do something that counts as being nice to myself. It might be some quiet time, reading a book just for fun, going out with friends, or as simple as taking time to put lotion on my hands. I have to remember to take care of me so that I will be there to take care of the others who are counting on me.
So here goes...no guilt trips allowed. We'll see where the next 50 days take me.