Well, best laid plans and all that ...
It's 38 degrees outside, and that means no pole vaulting practice today. No running sleds out in the backyard, or anything like that. So I was going to go to the gym this afternoon -- get a head start on the week's workouts.
Instead, I've spent all afternoon in my little home office working on my new book, writing a new story for the newspaper, doing a little painting, and forgetting all about my plan to go to the gym.
So now, I'm writing this little blog post, and I'll spend the rest of the evening watching a little TV and relaxing on the couch. Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do, you know?
One issue I've had since I started this whole personal training business is finding enough time in the day to do everything I need to do. My to-do list is nowhere near finished. There are a lot more unchecked things on the list than things checked off.
And that's OK.
I'm an impatient person -- sometimes to the extreme -- and I have to realize that things take time sometimes. I like to get things done, check 'em off the list, and move on. That's it. Finished. Go to the next thing. I have to learn that I can't do everything all at once. Chill out, fella, chill out.
Now, tomorrow morning, I'll be back at it again. There's a difference between procrastination, and knowing when to say when. Today's been a fairly productive day. I've accomplished quite a bit -- maybe not what I intended to accomplish exactly, but nevertheless ...
If any of this sounds familiar, give yourself a break. It's OK to slow down and take some time off.
Be good to yourself.