Another thing that's been helping me is that I've been trying to implement the "if it only takes a minute" rule. This means, if something is simple to do, then I go ahead and do it. Example: this morning when I changed pants 5 times, I put the discarded pants back in the drawer. I put my empty coffee cup in the dishwasher instead of the sink. Sometimes taking a minute helps a lot.
Today many of my thoughts started with "I really should..." and instead of just thinking about it, I actually did it.
"I really should vacuum." Done. The floors look so much better.
|I could probably have another dog based on all the hair my poor vacuum collected.|
"I really should bake cookies (come on guys, it was cold outside!), but first I really should do these dishes so I have room to make those cookies." Done and done.
"These cookies smell awesome. I really should wait longer than the time it takes to get them out of the oven before I eat one and burn myself....again." I read a blog and then dug in.
|Worth the 2 minute wait :-)|
"I really should get to the gym." Unfortunately by the time I bundled up and got to the gym, the one treadmill (WTF apartments, let's fix the other two please) was taken so I hit up the elliptical for a couple of miles.
"I really should run all 4 miles I planned." BOOM. 35:12. Yeah I know. The elliptical is a good warm up. I'm trying hard to love it.
It feels good following through. Happy weekend!!