This week’s Tuesday Topic is What’s on your Fall bucket list? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I’m deviating from this week’s topic to write about my goals for Fall. I’ve been working very hard in my training and also in my job. However, I don’t make time for me. I am hoping that with these goals I can find a balance between my personal and work life. I am writing them in no specific order.
⇒ Continue working with my coach. I enjoy working with him and my workouts. I have my good and bad days. Every runner goes through that and there is nothing to do about it. Is there?
⇒ Keep on working on endurance and speed. I truly believe that the training this year is getting me ready for next year. I say this because I want to be positive that there will be races next year.
⇒ Stop checking and responding to work email after work hours. I have already removed the app from my phone. I can only check it from my computer. Whatever it is sitting in my inbox can wait till the next morning.
⇒ Log off from my work computer at 3pm or 4pm (the latest). The work is never ending. Work will always be there. It can wait till the next day. Yesterday I was working on school stuff till 8pm.
⇒ Buy a house. I know I keep saying this but I want to move this year. I like where I live but am ready for a change.
⇒ Get up more often during the day. I sit pretty much all day and am tense and sore. My neck hurts every single day.
⇒ Get a massage. I maybe need 7 in a row! I know the last one I got was last year. I used to be really good about it and get a massage twice a month.
⇒ Read more books. I love reading Wendy’s posts where she mentions the books she has read. Right now I am reading “The Happy Ever After Playlist” and have a few more waiting for me at the library. Thanks Wendy!
⇒ Do more fun things with friends. This one is “tricky’ but doable. Last Monday I met a friend for dinner. I had not seen her since March and it was my first time out in a restaurant in a long time. It felt weird but also nice to be out.
⇒ Go to sleep earlier. I have not been sleeping well. I stay up way too late (work) and then wake up early in the morning.
⇒ Find time for yoga and cycling classes. Running and strength is what I do now. I know I should do more. I miss the bike and I know yoga will help me feel better. I was motivated with Deborah’s post where she did yoga everyday for 2 weeks.
⇒ Smile and laugh more!
Whew, that’s a lot. What do you think about my goals? Anything else I should add to the list?
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All very great goals, Zenaida!
My physiotherapist gave me a great tip, he said I should put a timer on my phone every 45 minutes that reminds me to get up, walk around and stretch. It’s a tiny tweak, but over the day and weeks, it makes a huge difference.
Good luck with house hunting!
That is a great tip!
All of these sound great, and are so positive! I especially can attest to the last one -> to smile and laugh more 😉 We all need that!
So easy to do, right?
I definitely think you have plenty of goals already! But several of them can just be summed up with set boundaries between work & life. It’s hard when you’re working from home & not used to that. Maybe try turning your phone off at night. Get an actual alarm clock. That’ll help with sleep, too!
It was a shock back in March because it was a huge transition to me (for many people too). Now the expectations are different and more demanding so it is another adjustment. I am working on it. This week went well and I also felt really good too. 🙂
So glad to hear you’re getting more into a routine & things are going smoother. I think teaching in normal times is difficult!
That’s a wonderful list of goals and I hope you’re able to hit most if not all of them. I love that you included smiling and laughing more. 🙂
Thank you. I know it will make me feel better. Also, I want to do it for my students. I think they need it as well.
These are all solid goals, especially not checking work email outside of work hours. I got an adjustable top for my desk so that I can stand during the day and that’s been really nice (as is taking regular breaks to move around). All of the house stuff is really stressful – finding the house, dealing with all of the real estate stuff, moving, etc, but it’s so worth it. You will love it.
The work email is huge. Work can just wait.
There are plenty of houses but I have not found what I like. I’ve let go of finding a house in a specific area that I like but right now want something that I can afford and that does not need too many updates.
I really need to add many of these to my list, especially checking work email before or after work hours. It’s a bad habit I need to break!
It is hard. I know. I’ve done it for so many years but now I have to stop doing it.
Great idea to log off of your work emails in the evening. I hear ya on the massages!
The work or information will have to wait till the next day. I cannot worry about it anymore.
That’s a lot of goals, but they are all good ones! I love working with a coach it was the best decision I have ever made. I’m really enjoying working on speed right now! It’s very fun. And getting more sleep is definitely a must.
I love my coach too. I am glad I decided to work with one again.