A week ago I decided to start a 21 day journey of getting back to the basics. I wanted to refocus my energy towards productivity and start focusing on myself mentally and physically.
Here’s what I posted on Twitter and Instagram:
On Monday, I was able to accomplish all of these goals (minus the blog post). I even walked in the rain! I was really proud of myself! Unfortunately, my week went downhill after that. While working my nine to five job on Tuesday morning, I got a running nose, itchy throat and started to sneeze. Yep, I caught a cold and here I thought I was feeling all accomplished from the day before. By the time I got home I couldn’t do anything but help my daughter with her homework, make her dinner and make myself go to bed. That’s how Wednesday played out too. So much for my 21 day challenge!
I didn’t want to give up so soon, so I stayed motivated and hoped that on Thursday I could hit the reset button. Unfortunately for me, I was reminded of how exhausting my day job could be when my co-worker a.k.a. right hand man is off Thursday and Friday. Plus I had a minor surgical procedure done Thursday that left me in discomfort for the next few days. So now I’m wondering why in the hell did I pick this week to start?
Instead of seeing this challenge as an utter failure on my end, I’ve decided to hit the reset button and start again on Monday. I literally have multiple deadlines breathing down my neck right now and I have to make this routine work. I don’t have a choice in the matter!
I could have easily written a post about how my 21 day challenge is going amazing and just secretly started back on Monday, but I have to be honest about my journey, which does include failures. I’m human. It happens.
Now it’s time to stop making excuses and get back on track.