Sunday, June 2, 2019
Update Day: Bringing the Madness Under Control
Friday was the last Friday of the month, which means it was time for Update Day. But I'm only posting now because my schedule hasn't really lightened up yet.
April was mad because of the massive job I got that had a deadline right around the end of the month. That went so well that the person who hired me in April hired me again in May. The job is a bit smaller, but its deadline was (you guessed it) on Friday. I had planned everything so that I could actually have time to write a post the way I'm supposed to, but the project kicked my butt in a MASSIVE way.
But here I am now. I've definitely made that decision I mentioned last time. It's actually a terrifying thing that I decided to do, but I know it's the right thing, which makes it exciting too. I'll be making the announcement next month because while I have a firm grip on what I'm doing, getting it done is going to take a lot of preparation... which is hard to do when you barely have time to take a proper breath.
I'll get there, though.
In other news, I did a large-scale overhaul of my lifestyle in May. This is part of my no-time problem, but I've decided to get a grip on my physical and mental health. I'm naming the two together because they're linked. I know I've been suffering from a LOT of stress, but I've been eating badly and skipping exercise, which made me sleep badly, which added to the stress.
So I just reached a point where I realized I had to sort that crap out. So now I'm eating healthier and walking more for exercise. Although it does cut into my schedule a bit (it's hard to be as productive while you're changing your diet), I'm really glad I did it. It's definitely helping me cope better and to think clearly about what it is that I'm doing.
Now the biggest thing for me for June is to keep to the healthy habits I'm building and to actually act on the decisions I've made this month. Wish me luck!
How are you doing?
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Yes, mental and physical health are definitely intertwined. I don't know where the idea came from that mind and body could be separated, like our mind is simply a distinct and separate driver in our physical body, but IMO it's nonsense. Good luck with keeping up the healthy habits.ReplyDelete
Yeah I agree with you. People always talk like it's fine to neglect one and focus on the other, but that actually makes it harder.Delete
*Makes it harder to be healthy.Delete
Hi Misha - good luck ... but you're obviously working things out and achieving your job requirements. Good for you and yes keep up the healthy habits - all the best - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Thanks Hilary. Yeah it's a process, but I do feel like I'm actually getting somewhere.Delete
So, so true about mental and physical health being linked. Whenever one suffers for me, the other does so, too. Glad to hear you've been getting that all sorted out! Best of luck maintaining this healthier routine, and achieving all the other goals on your plate right now, as well!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! Yeah I've reached a point that I didn't know which one was causing problems with the other... So I decided "Screw it. Ima fix both."Delete
Best of luck to you! Trying to make some healthy changes here too--food and walking!ReplyDelete
Same here. You go, girl!Delete
Best wishes on your new healthy habits! I have discovered how linked my mental and physical habits are, too. I have made small changes, then slipped, and now I'm back again. I will make an evergreen change, this time.ReplyDelete
I think the evergreen changes are really a bunch of small adaptations that we make that stick around even if we have setbacks. :-)Delete
Good luck! But it sounds like you're on the right track already.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I don't feel like it at the moment because I had a crazy week, but then I look back at everything I've achieved and then I'm actually a bit shocked at how much got done.Delete
Changing to a healthier diet and getting exercise are essential. You'll pay later if you don't.ReplyDelete
I'm getting some good editing done on a couple of manuscripts.