OK, so I just figured out how to schedule a recurring event in my outlook calendar. Why? I have decided that I need to have a daily routine, and I need to write it down – and be reminded of it. I don’t even take breaks at work! I find myself sitting at my desk from 8-4 (and sometimes longer!) without even getting up to go to the washroom! I need to force myself to take breaks, and train myself to do a daily routine.
I feel like I don’t really accomplish anything every day – even the basic things. Like flossing! So here’s my daily (or at least weekdaily) list of things I MUST do:
- Brush x 3
- Take TWO regular breaks at work
– 10:15am draw something
– 2:15pm take at least 30 photos
- Take a lunch break and ACTUALLY leave my desk
- Post something here
– stuff from my sketchbook
– photos I took
- Read something
– strength training
- Drink 8 glasses of water
- Take my multivitamin!
I have attached a PDF of this checklist that I am going to print (multiples of) so that I can check these activities off. Obviously, these are very basic to start – and I plan to develop custom lists of things that come up – hence the extra blank spaces at the end (for now). But I feel like I am very task oriented, and if I NEED to check these things off a list, I will be more motivated to DO them. I figure I will come back and re-evaluate this list and add/edit as needed. Hopefully – I will get to a point where I don’t even NEED the checklist!
Is it odd that I’m 32 and just starting this now?
Let’s see how this goes…