I recently completed my nutrition exams. There was a huge build up to it, revising at 5 in the morning or last thing at night, whenever I could find the time. I thought I would be relived to finish, to have all this extra time. Instead the next day I felt flat and unmotivated. All I could think of was what now? Then the voice in my head says no Emma just have some time to chill out, do nothing in that spare time, enjoy it, watch Outlander and drink coffee. The other voice is saying you'll be bored Emma, let’s start planning the next thing.
Do you ever make yourself so busy but then just moan about how busy you are, that is 100% me! I actually annoy myself.
I have to have a goal, a target, to achieve something and I don't mean just long term but daily. Every day I have a to do list of things I need to do that day and I just love to cross those things of that list and go to bed with a big smile on my face with absolute achievement. I have a work list and a personal list. Personal list might be do workout, write blog, call mum, wash bedding, hit 10,000 steps, each 7 different plants today (seriously), chill out and watch Netflix for an hour. I plan my relax time, how messed up is that? I do wonder if this is a disorder but then I spoke to my manager and she does the same, she’s a freak like me too! A control freak maybe? I do have long term goals too. If I don't have these goals then I don't have direction, how would I ever achieve anything? If others are not like me then how to they achieve things?
In the course that I just finished we did a large module on goals setting. I thought if I share it may help people find the best way for them to motivate themselves. It’s also a great way to implement behaviour change, by setting small goals. In order to believe in