Better than last week! My mood is better, I have more energy, and life feels lighter. Things aren't 100% yet - that will take some time. The most important thing is that I pace myself. I have a couple of options. I can get really busy one day and have to rest the next, or I can work on having more balance in my day to day, everyday levels of activity.
I'll start by looking at the goals I had set myself for this year. I didn't make anywhere near the progress I had hoped, largely due to my depression, but I did reach 3 of my goals:
- I lost a little more weight than I had set as my goal (8 lbs/month for the year 2012) - I was down 10.2 lbs this morning.
- I surpassed my goal of taking Heidi on a date (I always teased Heidi that we don't date - we go out and do different stuff) at least once every 2 weeks.
- I've managed to write my blog 5 days /week despite my difficulty with focus and concentration.
All in all, January has been a pretty good month, even with my journey through Seasonal Affective Disorder.
February might be a problem - there's an extra day to deal with this year (That's a joke in case you're not sure).
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal
to performing daily acts of trivia.