May 182009

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.

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  2 Responses to “Better living through a rigid schedule”

  1. Regimented mornings and prayer sound like good plans to me! Also getting sick helps. Try to get a terrible cold and sore throat. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Fighting! And you’re right–a good shot of upper respiratory misery does diminish certain destructive pleasures considerably. 🙂

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