in which there are 52 days, and I need to get motivated


66 / 365, originally uploaded by s.eyre.

I'm having trouble staying on track this week. Granted, it's been a rough week- one of the hardest since I came to Afghanistan- but I don't want to let it derail me. I can't seem to stay focused these last few days; I'm trying to literally do the job of two people at the same time- some days, three- and it's beginning to take a toll. I'm losing sight of my routines, which is a bad thing- routine is what keeps me steady here.

In the spirit of accountability, goals for next week.

  • Less coffee- relying on chemicals is not acceptable. 1- 2 cups a day, total.
  • More running- 4-6 days a week, once my foot heals. Walking in the meantime.
  • Less internet.
  • More knitting- work through that movie queue and finish up Billy's scarf before it hits 60 degrees.
  • More design- finish that shawl, get photos from Chi, get designs written out and into .pdf form.
  • More packing- send out these winter clothes, I'm not going to need them anymore.
  • More breakfast- every damned morning. Food = energy and sugarcrashing after lunch sucks the joy out of my day.
  • More gifts- get those last gifts out of the way, I don't want to be rushing around before I leave.
  • More perspective- we're at less than half- manned. There are only two of us here right now. I can't do everything and I shouldn't kill myself trying.

Even in trying to simplify and focus I create great big lists for myself. I'm guessing that has more to do with my love of lists than any real drive to self- improve, but whatever gets me where I'm going is good with me.

  One thought on “in which there are 52 days, and I need to get motivated

  1. Gingy
    March 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Fifty-two days! That’s all! I can almost see you!

  2. March 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    you get all.. motivated and such.. and it makes me want to get motivated.. and then i do, so my friends do.. and.. well.. you’re way the hell over there and causing a crazy domino (or something?) reaction here.
    and.. lost girls..
    not yet. i’ve seen it, picked it up, and until the past few months haven’t been able to OWN it (for reasons of it’s content and where i was living). so. it’s there. waiting for me. but i first need money, time, and to catch up on the stack of books in front of it. but, i’d skip those. i simply need money. =P

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