Every week I can’t wait until the weekend arrives because I have a lot I want to accomplish with regard to household stuff. This weekend was no different. It’s now 4:30 and the only two things that are done are laundry and my walk. I don’t know where I get sidetracked. Maybe I would do better if I managed my time with a “to do” list. A “to do” list is kind of like goal setting but I feel I make that way too complicated, so I don’t know if that would be helpful or not.
I mentioned last week about Walktober. In this program you set a goal on how many days you’re going to walk in the month. I went with the preset goal of 20 days. I have been doing pretty well. After walking in the rain last Saturday, I even thought there was no excuse not to walk EVERY day. Although I didn’t change anything on the webpage where the tracking is done, I was determined I would have 31 leaves meaning I walked every single day. Thursday when we were on our little adventure and because of the shoe debacle that goal was busted. Has that stopped me from walking … no, but it has got me thinking about goals.
Although I’m trying to steer away from the all or nothing type of thinking, if you don’t reach a goal, you don’t reach a goal. Maybe I would do better if I have a plan that has a range. A high side and a low side. Like with the walk. The low side is 20 days and the high side would be 31 (the entire month). If I reach anything in between I should feel I have succeeded. If I reach the ultimate, I can consider myself SUPERWOMAN. Same with those weight goals. A minimum and a maximum amount to lose in a certain period of time, a range of 10 - 45 days, instead of something every week, even if you weighing every week. It could even be done with a range of. 32 oz of water or 64 oz. in setting the amount of water you strive to drink in a day. What cha think? Am I overcomplicating things again? Should I just go out and "DO IT" the best I can with no goal in mind?