As of tomorrow evening I will have been back from New York City for 3 weeks. I made so many plans to start getting back on track but so far I have accomplished nothing I have to do. I’ve only been to the gym once, I haven’t nailed down my diet yet, and I still take cabs too much. My plans to read, study programming, and develop plans for the for and non-profits haven’t even started yet.

On a positive note, I cooked a head a bunch and have food in the freeze, I’ve de-cluttered the office some and my bedroom is fairly organized. I’ve accomplished a bunch of busy work but nothing that I would say really moved me forward.

And I’m getting the paperwork for Easter Seals together. I’ve also had time to reflect. But I need to put those reflections into action. Part of the problem is that I’ve lived a very disorganized and inefficient lifestyle. Heck my entire family is that way. And it is what it is. We also have no idea how to really succeed. We were never taught that. However, if I want to escape my situation and bit elevate myself and my family then I need to learn how to succeed and be efficient.

Ironically if given a plan I can succeed. The steps are laid out and I can make things work. Take school for example, we were given a plan for the year, we knew what we had to do. At least the milestones. We didn’t always know exactly the specifics of what we had to do, we had to figure out a bunch on our own and ask questions. But we had a plan. I don’t have a plan for my life. But I need to make one. I need to realize that while I can accomplish everything that I want, I can’t do it all at once.

What am i going to do? There are things I need to do daily. These are the goals that generally take a long time to accomplish; it can take months or years. Fat loss & getting fit, learning more about WordPress & Social Media, launching Med City Social Media, becoming learned, and learning Spanish would be longer term projects with daily tasks. Even posting on the Will’s Weigh blog must be done consistently.

But there are items that can be done later, or as time permits (but still must be done so I need to use my time wisely). These items could be learning to program, developing concept models, decluttering my office (although I should a couple of things ASAP), and revamping the Will’s Weigh Blog.

How am i going to do it? As I mentioned there are things I need to do everyday. They are:

  1. Move
    1. Ideally I want to do Crossfit 4x per week, swim, bike, and kettle bells
    2. But for now I want to build up to going to the YMCA 6 days per week, along with yoga once or twice per week and some KB work
  2. Eat “right”
    1. I need to pay attention to what I have in the house, both cooked, dry and frozen (not cooked yet)
    2. I’ll need to meal plan
    3. I’ll need to spend a day a week cooking
  3. Post for Will’s Weigh
    1. I should be able to post daily.
    2. My posts don’t have to be terribly long. They can just be DIL posts or my thoughts on a subject or an event.
    3. Keep track of weight, mug shots, and other items
    4. I’ll use EverNote, Pocket, and Feedly to collect items.
    5. Look for sites/blogs to follow
  4. Read
    1. 50 to 100 pages per day from the book list.
    2. Take notes
    3. Don’t be afraid to highlight
  5. Study social media & WordPress
    1. Lots of stuff from Udemy, Lynda, YouTube
    2. Take notes. Develop an overall plan
    3. I’m not going to be able to launch MCSM until I get a job
  6. Study Spanish
    1. It should just take an hour a day or so
    2. Use both Rosetta Stone and Duolingo
  7. Straighten up/chores
    1. Straighten up as I go along
    2. Just don’t leave anything on the floor
    3. Put things away as I don’t need them
    4. The office will take a long time. I need to be ok with that. But..
      1. Filing cabinet should be done ASAP
      2. Work on notes daily
  8. Self-sufficiency
    1. Review PDP, Learning List, Task list daily

And then there are the items that come up from day to day. I can do this. I just need to be smart about the process.

Being organized and planning ahead is also going to be important. I’m going to have to think through my day a day or two ahead of time. I want to save time and money and not always be living by the skin of my teeth. It’s going to take sacrifice but the results will be worth the effort.

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