In order to put more Life in my Day, I have decided upon several longer term aims which I’ll keep coming back to, regularly examining, moulding and shaping them in anticipation that they will make life better overall in the long run. Two of these aims are to eat better (and thereby, perchance, lose a little weight) and exercise more regularly, thereby clearing my mind, improving my health and generally putting a bit more of the old bounce back in my bones.
A very wise blogger recently said to me that making longer term goals part of goals for the day was very worthwhile, as is waking up and deciding that actually, today I want to achieve nothing (thank you Jetta!).
Today was a bit of a mixture of pursuing long term goals and doing nothing. I wanted to visit a volunteering centre to see what they might have that I could get involved in. Their flyer suggested “it’s not just about charity shops” and that appealed to me. So whilst I waited for them to open, I went to the coffee shop (thereby scuppering my healthy eating record for the day). I was just about to leave to go to the centre, when I read the flyer again – please ring to make an appointment. Hmm. It’s not a drop-in then. I rang and left my details but nobody has yet called me back. The centre is open only on Wednesdays, so another week will pass before I can follow that up.
So having started the day by going backwards, in some respects, I decided to make amends by going for a swim. This resulted in two life affirming events, to make up for the two false starts earlier in the day. The swim was brilliant, the pool was practically empty, and I managed a good 30 lengths in about 20 minutes. When I was sitting in my car getting ready to drive back, I saw two separate women trying to get into their cars without unlocking the doors. I do this ALL THE TIME! And it makes me feel like such a Charlie. It was amusing and reassuring to learn that I am not the only scatterbrain who forgets over the course of an hour that she left her car locked. I’ve no idea why I do this, but it’s good to know I’m not the only one.
So today was a bit of a treading-water day. I’m not sure how much I’ve actually achieved, but my intentions were good!