Here are some indicators that I might be running myself too ragged:
1. I schedule eight workouts a week.
2. When I think of how I like to spend my downtime, I imagine sitting on the couch and watching bad reality television instead of beading, knitting, hanging out with friends, gardening, or doing many of the things I like to do.
3. I feel like facebooking and blogging have become a new set of to-dos rather than something I want to do.
4. Two people in the last two weeks have told me that I reschedule on them a lot.
5. I have been really sick three times in the last six weeks.
6. I feel like there is too much life to be able to enjoy any of it – family, work, or extracurricular pursuits.
I need to figure out a way to gain some more time back. Because I need to maintain friendships and I need to craft. Those are two things that make me me… and if I don’t do them, I am not sure who I am.
I realize I need to cut back on the expectations I have of myself. So what do I do?
I am not sure – but here are some ideas, some things I am going to try.
1. I think one thing I can do is to do the things that energize me even when I don’t have any energy – namely hanging out with friends, crafting, and blogging.
2. Adjust my yearly goals so that I work out six times per week, not eight. So I am cutting my mileage goal down from 750 to 650 and my classes goal down from 112 to 56. Drastic measures, but I think good.
3. Try again to get into a schedule where I am working out in the mornings. Lately I have been doing my mileage after work, which makes me feel like I have less time in a day.
4. Report my goals on this blog once a month instead of once a week.
I will let you know how it goes… this weekend I am resetting. I am seeing friends twice, I am going to craft a little, make some bread, cuddle my dog… just exist.