It really is amazing what you can get done when you have to.
Yesterday I faced the day like Mount Everest.
Today I look down from the summit.
The good news...
I did get both my assignments done for school.
I did get the work done I was supposed to.
I got 25 pages written out.
The better news:
I did get a walk in.
I did watch that video like I wanted to.
I even managed to make dinner rather than order out. <-- HUGE
The only thing I blew yesterday - the calories. And the only reason I blew it is I bought the wrong kind of tortillas. I ate assuming one thing, and getting another.
It happens. I'm not beating myself up.
Not when I did manage to have a successful day.
I believe the trick is just giving myself a few set goals rather than stress out over everything. Even Steven said he could tell my mood was good on the phone yesterday when he called me.
I felt in control. For a self affirmed Control Freak, that's a big deal.
My biggest challenge right now is that I'm mired right now in the script. It's all I think about or want to do. I still have a 2500 word essay done by Sunday for school, and about 8-12 more hours for work due by Sunday night at 10:00pm. I don't want to wait till the last minute for either one. I don't like stressing out over deadlines.
So. It's all about priorities. I may not can do everything, but I can do some. I'll go with my heart today and let the writing lead me.
Write first draft of college essay
Write another 25 pages in the script
Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? It isn't once I get immersed in the writing, especially the script. In fact, if I stop at 25 I'll be surprised.
I'm going to go easy on myself today. If I get a walk in or not, I'm not going to demand it of myself. I will probably meet my calories no problems (must.read.labels.first), and who knows? I may even get some "real work" done. But if I don't, I'm not going to beat myself up.
Baby steps. Baby steps.