Yes indeed things got a little dusty here in the land of blogging. High stress day jobs and long hours tend to want to wreak havoc on my whole life, but I won’t let it.
Needless to say, when things blow up all around me, all I can do is focus on what I can do in the moment. Staying in the moment these past several weeks has literally saved my MOJO and my sanity.
What I mean by staying in the moment is literally to stop worrying about what will be happening 2-3 hours or even 6-8 hours from now, much less, weeks and months. I cannot change a single thing in the future as I have no crystal ball or time machine.
My day job hours have significantly increased upwards to 11-12 hour days. When you add the coaching I do at our CrossFit Box, that leaves a shortness in my own training time. Which leads to grouchy butt syndrome on my part.
I caught myself whining a little about it. Then I reminded myself that I needed to put my big girl panties on and deal with things just as they are. What if I get to continue to come in to work at 7:15 indefinitely…? Well get up a little earlier. So be it.
That one thought triggered several more reminders of what I can do to help myself remain consistent in all things I love when things get harried.
Meal prep and planning. I spent three hours on Sunday taking away all excuses for not eating enough and well enough this week. Everything is nicely packed in throw away Ziploc Freezer Bags so no dishes to whine about washing.
Workouts are shifted from AM five days a week to 2 AM workouts and 3 lunch time workouts one rest day and a new weekend workout. No excuses.
Did these decisions come about easily? Well no, of course not. I spent three weeks trying to squeeze things in until I wanted to explode from being in a rushed frenzy before realizing that it was time to settle down and see things for what they are.
Yes, the one constant will always be change. Why on earth I fight it so much is beyond me. My family would say stubbornness and I would agree.
Change is inevitable, but how we deal with it makes or breaks us. When my poor spousal unit started getting tewky with me, I realized I have been riding around on my pretty little broom just a bit too often.
When you find change coming in a very fast and unexpected fashion, find a quiet place to reflect, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. Write down what is really important to you and figure out how you will make change work instead of using change as an excuse to fail.