When I am faced with new tasks. The default response is; how I am going to do it?
Thinking about my day it seems that I fit a lot in, especially at the moment. Every use of my time has a priority
What does my day comprise?
Eating, sleeping, exercise, visiting Marcia in hospital, shopping, working and household chores/gardening. You could add; reading, watching television, writing on this blog, and listening to music.
The priorites I apply are:
Visiting Marcia in hospital.
Exercise. Riding my bike is the main one. It also gives me contact with friends.
Writing on this blog
Reading. I listen to music at the same time.
Watching television; or more likely youtube. I have built a list of vlogers whose style I like.
Household chores/gardening. The garden areas are becoming what I like to call a nature reserve.
The top three don't move, the next two are unlikely to change, and the others are shuffled as necessary.
If a new item is added to the list it's position is determined by importance.
Not doing the above can mean I begin to feel overwhelmed and out of control.
It's not always easy to keep everything as I want it. Sometimes I feel like dropping one of the important items; exercising being the most likely candidate. But there is a reason for the position it holds and I push myself to do it. Everything else is possible because of this activity. That might sound over dramatic; if you have read a few of my posts though; you'll know what I mean.
If I have missed a session I miss that boost. If the day has been particularly bad and I've worked out in the morning; by the evening I can still feel really down and dispondent. That's when I call my sister Michelle. We chat for a while, maybe have a bit of a cry and I start to feel better. I'm not afraid to write about tears. It's what happens and it helps. For too long men have been conditioned to contain and not admit to have feelings. And that's a toxic position to hold. I have many people I can talk to; I'm very lucky. But we all need that one person we can completely open up to, and that person is Michelle.