Everyone knows I stopped doing the 75 Day Soft revised challenge I set for myself, mostly because of the exercise and because my brother was coming to visit, so I knew I wouldn’t follow the plan. On Sunday, I’ll start over again. I know that with God I can do this. Since I’ve been exercising for the past two weeks and following most of the rules already because of established habits, I need to motivate myself to stay on track with eating, drinking water, and exercise for health benefits. I want to get back into reading nonfiction on a daily basis, too, and spending at least 5 minutes in close prayer and communion with God.
Now I need to also establish a daily routine for writing and hobby time. This probably sounds silly to those who are writers and already spend a portion of their day doing what they love. For me, my mind wants to plot and write books, but my goal for this year is to complete a book of my early life to gift my family for Christmas. It’s not as exciting as fiction writing! As for hobby time, I want to get back into the habit of doing something relaxing like coloring or diamond painting on a daily basis. I DO NOT want to become a television addict, which could easily happen. There are so many other fun and stimulating things to do. I want to get back to allowing a max of two hours for television entertainment.
Does this let you know I am a creature who enjoys structure in my day? I admit it is true. Living alone with no daily commitments makes it easy to fall into a routine of being lazy and doing nothing to stimulate my brain. So, I need goals, routines, and challenges! I may be growing older, but I don’t have to fit into a stereotype old lady who knits, watches television and rocks in her chair. My arthritic fingers won’t let me knit any longer anyway! LOL! Though I do like my rocking chair!
2 thoughts on “Seniors Need Goals, Routines, and Challenges”
Love the picture of Finnegan on your blog banner. I agree that structure is important. For me, it means making a list of ‘Things to accomplish’ in the mornings. If I don’t, I have a few tasks in process at one time and we all know how that can end. I do have a morning routine which encompasses certain things I feel necessary, and then the projects I’ve determined to do in each day follows. As a writer, I try to spend at least four hours a day on my WIP. Of course, this all goes out the window when my fur-baby Duke determines he needs attention.
And our family, including our furbabies, take precedence over any “lists” or routines! That’s the way it should be. We need to always be flexible as long as we don’t give up on our routines!
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