I’m not sure how many times I’ve blogged about quitting smoking and/or losing weight, but I know it’s tedious, and I don’t intend to get into it again. I don’t have much stomach anymore for my own flagellations on the topic, so I figure y’all are pretty far down that road yourselves.
I am, however, up on plane again with some lifestyle changes I badly need to make, and I’m trying to be more thoughtful this time about making them stick. For one thing, I’m approaching it more prayerfully than I ever have before. For another, I’m attacking idle time with regimentation.
How regimented is your day-to-day life? I have a semi-regular routine for morning, midday, and evening, and I’d guess most people do. I don’t have to dissect my day very carefully, however, to find numerous pockets of totally discretionary time, and it’s in those pockets that I trip and fall.
So I’m doing what I can to simply eliminate them in the early going. Morning is the worst, and I’ve broken that down as granularly as one five-minute period to the next, from the time I get up to the time I get to work. I think it’ll eventually drive me crazy, but if I can keep it up for several weeks, I think the equity will be worth it.
OK, that’s all. I promise not to vomit endlessly here about how terribly interesting my personal shortcomings and respective struggles against them are.