Like a lot of people at the start of the year, I did a Vision Board and set some goals etc.
One area I addressed was health. I set walking, meditation, exercise and fluid goals which were going tremendously well until the 18 February…
Whilst I was doing them I felt I had more energy and was keeping on top of things.
The goals were to:
- Walk 3 times a week
- Walk a minimum 15km’s (9.3 miles) per week
- Meditate every day for a minimum of 10 minutes
- Exercise 3 times a day (I have 10 stretching exercises a Physio recommended)
- Drink 1.5 – 2 litres (3.7 – 4.2 US pints) a day
With my Wife, Susan, we operate a Strategic Marketing business, I am in a BNI (Business Network International) breakfast networking group, holding two committee positions; Vice-President Public Relations for Camden Toastmasters and am a co-Mentor for Gledswood Toastmasters, a proposed new club.
Apart from that, we have our time together plus all of my creative interests.
Looking back, I can see the reason that the goals went pear-shaped over the last month!
It has been such a busy month on all fronts that the business meant quite a few late nights; it is contest season in Toastmasters and I was involved in contests at Club level and Area level. These led to late nights, and a lesser quality of sleep that definitely impacts the next day (especially when you have some early starts) and so on…
I restarted the activity today and feel much better for it! I believe the last month would have been a lot less draining if I had made the time and stuck to the goals I had set myself. I also need to look at perhaps reducing my involvement on committees from 4 positions to two.
Hopefully, I can learn from this ‘latest life lesson’ and that I won’t have to be taught it again. 🙂
17 March 2018