I am one of those ‘All or Nothing’ people. You know the ones who don’t do things by halves? That’s me. I am either on Facebook ten times a day or not at all.
Food is another example. I am the mum at playgroup who either eats no cake or who has two slices. And sometimes, if it’s especially yummy, I might sneak a third piece when no one is looking. Same goes at home with sweets and especially chocolate. It takes all of my will power to stop at one serve and it is often far easier not to have any to start with. When I go out for dinner, depending on who I am with, I more often than not eat dessert and when I do indulge, I prefer to have my OWN dessert. If I am asked to share, I will do so but very begrudgingly.
|And it’s gone – demolished by me!|
I have the same thing going on with exercise too. Either I exercise religiously and become extremely committed and focused (and fit) or I don’t do any at all. As it has been winter, the latter has been the case for the last few months. Someday soon, I will dig deep and find the motivation to get back on the exercise band wagon. It will happen.
When I first did my photography course back in February, I became a bit snap happy and started carrying my camera around with me everywhere. The novelty and inconvenience of this soon wore thin, however, and aperture and shutter speeds have again become confusing to me. I am really disappointed at myself for this. I had big plans to capture more of those special moments that occur during our day to day to lives. Must get back into this!
My writing is the same. For a time , I was very focused on my blog and even my novel. I felt that I was ahead of myself with my blog posts but all of that has fallen by the wayside recently. This saddens me because I really want to make something of my writing. I want to become a better writer and I know that I have a long way to go to write my novel. Chloe’s birthday party took up a lot of my time and I have also become obsessed with my home. Cleaning, tidying, reorganising, decorating, planning – it’s all happening here in the Loveland household.
The girls’ rooms and our Games room have so far been decluttered and reorganised and so too has our pantry. The next step is to buy a rug for our Games room to make it more comfortable for the girls to play in and then clean out the study. (and find my photography course notes!) I also want to get some prices for a new home-office to be built in our hardly used lounge-room. I don’t work well in mess and clutter and I am thinking that a new work space will give me the inspiration that I so need.
I know this obsession with my home will soon pass so I must make the most of it while it’s here. I can hear my cross-trainer calling so it won’t be long before my focus changes.
Are you an “All or Nothing” person like me? Or are you better at channelling your energy in a more balanced way?