Sunday, May 02, 2010

Time for the mental blinders

Quote du jour: Our bodies are our gardens
to the which our wills are gardeners...
- Iago. Othello, Act I Scene 3

The goal for today is to set up the exercise bicycle. I'm trying to make my goals small so I don't feel overwhelmed. The body could probably do more, but I'm afraid of setting the bar too high and getting overwhelmed/discouraged as a result. I'm trying to catch up on everything I've been neglecting... the dog, the yard,and oh dear lord, the housework -- okay I'm starting to get discouraged. Time to put on the mental blinders and concentrate on this moment's task.

Exercise du jour: Cycle for 30 minutes.
Done! Not as bad as I thought it would be.


Theresa said...

Sounds like a good approach! The discouragement doesn't take much, as I know from experience. Perhaps adopt McB's one-a-day thing w.r.t the housework.

Mary said...

I love the picture and the quote of the day. It is so true... I needed to hear that today!! Thanks :)

messymimi said...

One small job at a time, celebrate ever job done as a victory, and don't let what isn't done yell at you. Tell it that it is on the schedule and you will get to it.

Eat that elephant, one bite at a time.