Since everyone loved the good place theme last challenge, and I want to continue on some of my previous goals, so I'm just going to keep rolling with it
I know I'm 2 days late, but I had an unexpected trip back to my Mom's so I'm just back and catching up now.
1) PUT ON MY OXYGEN MASK FIRST:
This is something I use with clients a lot: “In the event of an emergency, please put on your oxygen mask before assisting others.”
But I really struggle with myself. But it's my number one theme for the next month - I come first, above everything and everyone else.
I'm not sure a great measurable way to do this, but it's my number one goal because it's the most important, and I need to remember it to complete the rest.
2) Exercise Daily + 5 Minutes of High Intensity Cardio
This doesn't necessarily mean the gym, but i have to get in at least 20 minutes of movement each day. At the gym, I have to end every workout with at least 5 minutes of something high intensity (sprints, rower, burpees, etc) that gets my heart rate up.
Bonus points if some of the exercise includes the dog:
I'm not going to write out the details here, but long story short: I took a big step back and looked at when my anxiety started really getting bad, and it seems to be when I started eating whatever I felt like again. So I'm going to be going back to eating how I used to to see if that helps. It'll be a slow transition over the next two weeks to get there.
4) No electronics in bed / Read Instead
Read for at least 10 minutes before bed each night instead of using my phone in bed.
5) Get set up in Virginia / Life (continuation)
a) Continue to follow my weekly to do list
b) Finalize putting together furniture / putting things away
c) Determine and work towards a standard schedule
6) One hobby based hour each week (can accumulate)
This doesn't have to be the same thing, it just needs to be time spent on a hobby that is not work and is not working towards any other goal other than this one (so studying doesn't count).
7) Go to therapy
I really don't want to do this, but I've got appointments with a few people to find a good fit, so I'm going to go. I'm also going to try the online therapy until I find someone that is a good fit.
8) Become more decisive (continuation)
Same as last month:
Small decision = 10 minutes
Medium decision = 30 minutes
Big decision = 1 hour