lethargy, energy and resolutions?

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It’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between tiredness and lethargy as one gets older. This has been a main focus of my New Year deliberations.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the difference lies in being decisive, having definite goals throughout each day, not just a vauge”to do list”  seldom refered to. My energy is more limited than it used to be, but that is all the more reason to use it (and my remaining time) constructively – to plan rather than drift. It’s not really about doing more, rather about focusing when I’m doing. When you’re tired you tend to let your life drift following circumstance rather than being in control. It’s tough to explain. It’s like there’s a switch you turn on, a possitivity switch almost – you take control. It’s not that you were negative before, rather that you are drifting, but drifting leads to apathy and apathy to discouragement and worse. It’s having a vision pursuing those dreams etc. regardless of how much energy you have to spend each day. I find not only my happiness, but my energy rises a when I’m focused. Hope that makes sense!

My resolutions?

1)To stop each morning to jot down a plan for the day, including some neglected areas.

a) Doing something for my body and appearance. Unlike most women I hardly think about these things other than to stay clean and tidy. As my body gets older it needs more care and thinking what to wear (I’m 99% in the same rotated jeans and T shirts).

b) Doing something for my flat, though always clean and tidy, housework is not a favourite of mine so I tend to do the minimum. How inspiring to see the cupboards tidy and organised etc. (I just might find some long lost items lol!)

c) Actually plan what I’m going to eat. Like with the clothes, I eat the same old things to save having to think about it. This goes hand in hand with my next item.

2) I’m sick of being just slightly overweight. Yes, most folks are bigger at my age but that is no consolation when I look in the mirror and see my flabby chin or little waist doughnut. I lost weight during my move due to stress. It wasn’t a healthy weight loss so it went straight back on, but I remember looking in the mirror and seeing what a big difference it made. I want that – but healthily and planning meals is a part of that.

3) Having found a possible agent for my book I’m keen to plough through the suggested revisions and hopefully get it published. Along with that I want to finish the sequel. This last being the easiest resolution as I’m all fired up to do it.

Wishing you all a very happy New Year full of love, change, vision and your hearts desires!

 

10 thoughts on “lethargy, energy and resolutions?

  1. Good luck for 2018, I think having a more structure approach to daily life is really good. You should get a lot more done. This reminds me of an interview with an ex navy seal. He said that being comfortable with discomfort is key to getting things done. If you avoid comfort you can be much more productive i.e. intentionally avoid the long lie, the evening in front of the tv etc 🙂

    • Thanks Alexander! Yes, the evening in front of the TV (or net flix in my case) is definately one of the most unproductive parts of my day lol! Happy New Year! Hope you have a great one.

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