Well this week has just been sucked up by bad TV.
Tonight I had plans but got sidetracked by the premier of Survivor and the finale of Big Brother. Survivor looks like it might be good, enough ruthless people and stupid people to get me to yell at the TV.
Big Brother though I was routing for Ian. How can you not like Ian? The socially awkward Big Brother fan who kept to his original alliance, the Quack Pack, till the end. Also although I think Dan played a really good game, he annoys me. If I was on the jury I would vote for Ian. I was actually really anxious this time waiting for the winner to be announced. The last couple of Big Brother’s, although I enjoyed the show I didn’t in the end really care who won.
I love Big Brother, more than Survivor. Stuck in a house with NOTHING to do but get on each others nerves. Both I love for the people who think they have it in the bag and get all cocky. Cocky is s sure way to get voted off. My favourite player was Britney, she is funny! Very entertaining and a good player. Her downfall like so many others on the show was trusting Dan. A side note Jen annoyed the hell out of me.
In the end I think the jury was sick of Dan talking. Maybe Dan did play an amazing game but like Russell from Survivor there is only so ruthless you can be and have people forgive you. Ian WON! YAY! I’m really happy about that!
Also I saw a clip for an upcoming Dr. Phil with Robert Blake, until they said his name I didn’t even realize it was Barreta, remember Barreta? Wow Dr. Phil is really bringing the crazy this season and suddenly it looks like Dr. Phil is making a difference in my life. After the interview with Dina Lohan I’m really happy I have my Mom and now I think that after the Robert Blake episode I won’t feel crazy anymore.
Well after spending a week with the 7 Habits, actually the 1st Habit which was “Be Proactive” I learnt a lot. Maybe not what I was suppose to but this is a process and it takes time to learn the 7 Habits.
What does that mean? Well it means I’m still sitting on my ass and watching crappy t.v., not as much so there has been improvement. Things happen which means you do have to be flexible. If I have cycling scheduled in and there is a torrential downpour that evening, well I’m going to cozy in with Gordon Ramsey for the night. Perhaps I could have done other things on my list, this I suppose is where the learning curve comes in.
The good is that I did make it to yoga twice this week (I was suppose to go three times), I completed seven of the ten tasks I assigned myself. My floors are CLEAN! Spotless, beautiful, shiny clean. I did get some writing done and I have a new plan for next week. Things are improving and this week I have a new schedule and new list of tasks, I’m feeling good about it. I also booked in some t.v. time, I figure if I book it in I won’t feel deprived.
This week the habit is “Begin with the end in mind”. Hmmm….. do I begin with retirement in mind or is that thinking too far ahead?
I will come up with four goals I want to reach before retirement. Then I will lay out a plan for how to achieve them. Okay week two we’ll make you even better than week one!
I did spend time on Sunday getting my weekly and daily plan ready as per the instructions for implementing the 7 Habits. I have a to do list (I always have a to do list). Two days in to following the 7 habits and I’ve already realized the most important part of this process.
Getting off my ass.
Sounds pretty simple. Get up off the couch and get things done! Woo Hoo!
Problem? I like sitting on my ass. After a long day and walking home, I like to sit down. Sometimes for quite awhile, sometimes until it’s late and I’m having cereal for dinner so that I can return to the couch and whatever crappy show is on (I like crappy shows). Sometimes I make a cup of tea when I get home and then I know I’m not getting up.
Today though I came home and the couch was calling to me. Looking very cushy. My couch blanket beckoning me. Come sit, relax ….. settle in…….
Oh it was tempting. According to my schedule though I was suppose to go to yoga. Which I have been a little lazy about going to. I immediately changed into my yoga clothes and then sat. Once in the yoga clothes I know I’ll get out the door. If I had sat first I would have been less likely to get into them, sometimes it’s the order you do things that is important. After changing and getting some water I relaxed for half an hour and then headed out the door to yoga.
I did not miss sitting at home, I did not miss the tv and the crappy shows were still waiting for me when I got home. I missed nothing by going to yoga. Something to remember the next time I sit before I change. Everything at home will still be here when I get back AND I’ll feel so much better. Also I can still have cereal for dinner!
I do, I feel way better, I know I’ll sleep well tonight and I’m still on track. Only two days but it’s a start. So far, so good.