Posted by: Judy | May 23, 2019

Challenge Eight

#canthurtme #talentnotrequired Keeping track of my daily schedule is something I’ve done on and off for years. The previous efforts have ended up with me trying to make the schedule look “better” and adjusting what I did in order to make it so. In previous attempts, I was trying to make a working schedule.

With David Goggins’ challenge, I took an honest look. I wrote down everything as it happened, no embellishing, no fudging, no fixing. This time, I learned something valuable, several things:

I’m lousy at estimating how long many tasks take.

Preparing and cleaning up a meal takes much longer than it takes to eat it, more than twice as long.

Preparing to do a lot of things takes longer than I thought. I need to include prep time in the activity.

It takes me longer to put my shoes on than I thought.

My PT workout, not my walk, takes twice as long as I thought.

I don’t want to spend hours and hours working out. I’m not an ultra athlete, however, I need to plan for more time to workout because it is making a difference in how I feel.

My writing isn’t moving along as fast as I’d like. However, I’m learning things as I write and applying what I learn in the current chapter, like God knew I needed to make a change and sent the information exactly when I needed it. Cool.

I think I’m using a scheduling system that currently works for me. I need to change my expectations of myself. I’m a caregiver and that comes with a whole set of circumstances I can’t control. I need to let go of some of my expectations, as they’re unreasonable for the season I’m in currently.

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