I’ve been thinking a lot about how things have changed lately. Change, of course, is the only constant in the world. Many of the changes that have occurred for me lately have been positive. But tonight, I am thinking about some of the other changes that have been happening.
My weight is up, my activity level is down. I don’t read my books that are waiting for me. I don’t write the book which I started a while ago. I don’t write the music I want to write. The factors which impact these trends are easy to identify. They include things like:
- I don’t eat breakfast
- I don’t take time to get away from my desk to eat lunch
- I tutor math in the evenings so I don’t often eat a healthy dinner at an appropriate time
- I stopped going for long walks (or short walks, for that matter)
- I stopped running
- I stopped working out
- I don’t have time for me (correction: I don’t make time for me)
So what is the answer to creating time for me? It’s all wrapped up in a couple of little two-syllable words. “Commit” – to pledge to a particular course of action. “Decide” – to make a final choice.
I’ve done if before. I can do it again. I will do it again.