5.24.2007

what i am motivated to do this summer

I mentioned in my last post that there were some things I wanted to get done this summer.  Ricky asked in the comments section what those things were, and instead of putting it in the comments section I figured I'd do another quick post about it.  What are some things I want to do or get done this summer?

  • I want to get back into a regular routine of exercise and eating well.  It's been difficult with Belle but I think I've realized it won't get any easier but I will continue to get fatter.  Belle continues to not sleep at night but I have to find the ways to incorporate the healthy stuff into my life.
  • I want to get into the habit of having a regular date night with Janelle.  It's been increasingly difficult for us to spend meaningful time together and the exhausting "baby that won't sleep during the night but will actually kick her feet and cry for two hours so you can't sleep either" makes it difficult to have a good time when we are together.  Being as Belle is almost 8 months old (holy crap) we will begin to get over our paranoia and let my Dad and possibly some others babysit Belle so we can go on date nights.
  • I want to get on the wagon with my organizational situation.  It's hard for me to keep track of the various moving parts of my life and sometimes I feel like I don't know where to start.  Recently I've picked up ZuluPad (a personal wiki) and have been more active about making sure I'm doing the GTD thing.  At the end of the summer I want to look back knowing I "got things done" and did it well.  I want to have a few consecutive months of great time and energy management under my belt.

Of course there's more to be done but I think focusing on the above three should be good.  They are all three significant changes to my routine and the usual way I go about doing things, and if I can see those things change over the next few months that would be great.

3 comments:

FortyTwoAndRising said...

ZuluPad is a Windows and Mac application...but I can run it in Wine without a problem. I'm not sure that I like it, though. I'm only a little bit into the GTD book, so I guess I should find out how to apply all this crap before judging it.

Peace out...

Jesse and Melissa said...

Jesse is always volunteering me to babysit Belle without my knowledge. I think he secretly wants me to babysit, so I'll want to have babies but that won't work on me. But really, I would love to babysit Belle. Remember I've had to baby brothers and two nephews.

Jackson said...

Dave, let me show you how I use it. I've been thinking about the stuff for a while and I think I've found a useful way to implement it. It may not work for you, which is fine. The important thing is finding a system that works for you. Next time we're together I'll show you what I've done with it.

Also, Melissa, we'll keep that in mind!