|Positive feedback for a resolution
||[Jan. 5th, 2008|11:32 am]
This morning I have a ton of work to do, but I also had to do a big backup of my files, which included backing up some programs that I wanted to use. So work had to wait.
Just a couple weeks ago, the hour I waited for the backup would probably have been devoured by playing solitaire - after all, I just had to wait. It might be done any time now....
This morning, I made an LJ entry and then put in 40 minutes on the NordicTrack. Before, I might have vaguely thought, "I'll go work out after just one more game..." until such time as the backup was done and then thought, "Oh, I should get to work; I'll work out later" and later would never arrive because I was tired and thought "I'll play just a couple games first - whoa hey, it's bedtime, darn it, I'll work out tomorrow."
This is not just a today thing. Almost every day I have at least once hit the "Program" button reflexively, looking for a "Games" folder that no longer exists. Sometimes I've sighed heavily and felt that slight tug of withdrawal, but then I've asked myself how I could be better using my time and done something better with it. I've worked out every day but one since the beginning of the year, and finished reading two books.
Being a bit OCD, this is working so much better for me than just telling myself I won't play or limiting my time.