I suck at multi-tasking

Friday, March 08, 2013

I am a very good multi-tasker at work, but have never managed it in my personal life. When I was younger, if my car was clean, my house was filthy. If my grades were good, my social life was in shambled. If my weight was under control, everything other extra-curricular activity was on hold.

Why is it I can only commit to one thing at a time? I have made no progress with my weight in three months, and I need to do it. I signed up for a 5K at the end of April which I am in no shape to run. So I will be starting 5K training again this weekend and will do what I can when the big day gets here. I cannot lose weight if I don't track my food (I am simply no good as guesstimates) and I HATE tracking. The last thing I want to do when I have time on the computer is track my intake.

What I have been doing is writing. A lot of writing. I finally finished the novel that has been in my head for ten years. I am half way through my second edit. I will self publish this year (if I wait to do it the old fashioned way it will be another unfinished project collecting dust).

So it pains me to blog when I want to be working on my fiction, but I do it because I know I need help and support. I need to get back on the wagon and stay on it. I need to make time to exercise and write and spend time with family, etc. etc.

And now I need to go track breakfast.
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    You always have my support. I have learned the hard way (over and over it seems) that self accountability via tracking, blogging and exercise are what get it done for me. Think about where you want to be 2 weeks from now (down 2 lbs) and do what you need to get there. You know how to do this! Congrats on the novel - that is a huge accomplishment!!! I hope you will allow me to read it at some point.
    3066 days ago
    I feel your pain. There are days, ok most days that I need another couple hours just to get the important things done. For the last few weeks I've been taking things off my to do list that aren't important and can disappear. It hasn't been easy to decide what though. I'm sure you'll do great on your 5K, now get out there and go for it. emoticon
    3067 days ago
    Happy to hear that you are writing and getting the work done. Some folk would consider what you are doing as a good thing for at least you are staying focused on a challenging project. I could never stick with writing long enough to finish a novel. My hat is off to you. Maybe there are articles here on SP to help you with organization. I have found a routine that I slip into each day to do my tracking and interacting on the site. I am sure you will find yours if you commit yourself. emoticon
    3068 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    First of all - nice seeing you back on SP again. I sure do understand your frustration and know all to well what you mean. It seems as though I can never find balance in my life either.
    That is so awesome about the novel.
    Best of luck with the training!
    3068 days ago
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