Distractions can cause havoc with best laid plans! The recent spring weather, as great as it was; managed to lure me into the garden. I had a terrific time planning and planting my new garden and had a excellent time in the sunshine. However it was a terrific diversion to my time.
This was just the most recent distraction; I’ve been procrastinating for months, after eighteen months of vertigo and overall ill-health. I have allowed my small business activity to slide into oblivion!
Well now’s the time to make a change, I really prefer a structure for my life, a goal and achieving goals, but I have been procrastinating and drifting through days with little to show for my time, not to mention less satisfaction and little function. Sunny days in the fresh air were a very enjoyable distraction and come the summer the fruits of my labor will hopefully be visible.
So how have I managed to wake-up and take charge of my life again? Well I decided to read a book I’d previously published. The excitement I felt when I wrote it filled me with the decision to turn my life around again and get back on track.
Sometimes it’s easy to let yourself become bogged down by unfortunate events, ill-health or general day-to-day living. Spring always feels like a good time to turn things around and as nature turns the hedgerows green again my enthusiasm for change grows.
The trouble when you choose to catch up again with matters which have descended in a downward spiral it is difficult to choose what to do !
My choice was to reassess what’s most important to me, and what I find most enjoyable. Life is too short not to prioritize things you enjoy doing!
The first was to get fit again I’m not overweight just a bit flabby from lack of exercise and my balance has gone to pot after my leg fracture etc.. So Tia Chi I’m told should help that, and a toning program and when I can fit it in – balance exercises on my Wii fit.
My second was to rebuild my online business and work at home. I have all of the knowledge I just need the determination to put it all into practice! So with all this planned action I certainly shouldn’t be bored by too much TV!
If things of late haven’t been going to plan, take heart and join me in a planned return to better times. It’s easy to let procrastination and distractions take over your life, until one day you wake-up to find years or months have passed by. Decide what is really important to you and make a concerted effort to reach it – Wishing you great success and a happy journey too!