Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb12: celebrating the successes of 2012, honoring the challenges of 2012, and planting the seeds for a rich and rewarding 2013. December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and start to manifest dreams for the new year.
Day 23 – Name three excuses — stories you tell yourself that are holding you back — that you are going to let go of in 2013.
- “I don’t have time to workout.” This one is the biggest excuse/lie I tell myself, and it’s certainly not true. I’m single, no kids, and have a job that officially ends my day at 3pm. I have the time, it’s just easier to watch t.v. or go online, or do a million other things instead. That ends now. More on this with my 2013 Goals post, coming soon.
- “It’s okay if I eat ____, I’ll put in extra time at the gym tomorrow.” Or some other sort of justification for giving into temptation. I had a handle on this when I started Jenny Craig in September, because the plan allowed for an afternoon salty, crunchy snack and a nightly dessert. I lost it a bit in December, but once this holiday madness is over, I’ll get back to it.
- “I don’t need to spend time after school grading today, I’ll do it tomorrow.” I tend to do my grading in big bursts, which always leaves me feeling mentally and physically exhausted. I know in my heart that if I spent 2 hours on my “B days,” and do a bit of grading every single day, I’d be so much more efficient. Early in December I also started grading for a few hours on Saturdays, and it really made me feel organized. I definitely plan on carrying that over into 2013.
This was a great exercise for me, as I begin thinking about making so many positive changes in 2013.