I always have a passing thoughts…
- I should exercise more
- drink more water
- clean out my closet / desk / fridge
- organize this
- do that…
Then, often, I spend my day working my ass off, getting kids aligned, dealing with rescue things, treading water to stay sane. I go to bed at night, and realize that I’ve just lived another day and done NONE of those things that would give me better health (physically or sanity-wise). Each of those things takes time and effort to do as a whole – which is not a bad thing, it just often gets pushed to the side. Realistically, most days, I won’t be able to get to all/any of those things in full.
But – baby steps – do SOMETHING! Go to your closet, find one piece of clothing that you haven’t worn in a year, and toss it (I keep a bag in my closet, to encourage my discarding – when its full, I donate it). Go have a glass of water – right now! Drop to the floor, and see how long you can hold the plank position. You aren’t necessarily changing your life by leaps and bounds – but you are making time for you. You are investing in yourself (even if it’s just a wee bit – it counts). Before long, maybe you’ll grab 3 things from your closet to purge, or maybe you can hold a plank for 2 minutes.
Don’t try to boil the ocean – all you can do is drink it, one (filtered!) glass at a time!