Plan Do-More-Feel-Better = Success
Friday, June 8, 2012Tweet
It's been about two months since I told you about my plan to do more and feel better. I decided that the reason I was tired and stressed out was that my life was super boring and not challenging me enough.
The verdict? I feel better!
My three goals were:
1) Sign up for an exercise class.
2) Sign up to volunteer for a non-profit.
3) Launch my job search coaching business.
Having more structure to my life definitely helps me. I will be starting my exercise class this Saturday, and while I really don't relish the thought of doing aerobics at 7:30 in the morning, I know that I will love having an obligation to get out of bed early on Saturday and then having a whole workout done by mid-morning.
I don't mind having late nights once a week for my volunteer organization because 1) the people are awesome and 2) my boss finally agreed to let me work from home once a week, which I do on the day following our meetings. Having weekly research deadlines to meet each week means that no matter what, I feel like I've accomplished something for the week outside of work.
The third new thing I was adding to my schedule is my job search coaching business, and I'm happy to say that that is off and running! If you or anyone you know is looking for a job, please get in touch! My coaching services are customized around my client's needs, whether it's "I just need someone experienced to read over this resume" or "I'm totally panicked and need someone to walk me through the job search process from square one." It's exciting to be doing something I love and know I'm good at that also makes a big difference for the people I work with (which is how my full-time job is, too, when we're not in a weird, everything-is-on-hold state like we are right now).
Church choir has ended for the summer, which is sad but not too sad. I can't go to prayer shawl meetings anymore because of my volunteer meetings, but one of my supervisors started up a lunchtime knitting group once a week, so I will actually be able to turn out more shawls than I was doing knitting once a month.
So life is busy, but good. Mostly I just didn't want to leave you all hanging about whether signing up for things had actually done any good for me, which it has. And I always feel better once the warmer weather comes around! We are going on vacation soon, which I'm very excited about.
How's your life going? Have you checked in on your stress level lately?