Happy Monday everyone! For once I rolled out of bed all bright eyed and busy tailed to take on this week. For once…
At work right now, we’re in the process of reviewing progress against our goals for 2016. As I was taking a look through some of my meeting notes, planner and meetings on my calendar last night, I said out loud to my husband, “Wow I’ve accomplished nothing”. Which he immediately swooped in and said, “You know that’s not true”.
As you all might have read, a lot has happened since I was on my recent hiatus from blogging including starting a new position in my company. Starting a new position halfway through the year can feel like a huge mess. I picked a profession where the busiest time is in the summer and coming into a new role, with new responsibilities and a different scope of impact in a company made me feel like a complete basket case (read: become a complete basket case). On top of it all, I got married and left for three weeks. How could I feel like I got anything done in four months? I thought drinking all of the coffee in the world would mean that I could get stuff done.
When I started listing out everything my eyes have come across in my job (usually a good start to figuring out what I’ve been doing over the past few months), I started thinking about how this feeling being unaccomplished creeps up in different parts of my life – particularly my health and fitness journey.
Instead I should not feel unaccomplished, I should feel motivated. Motivated to complete another half marathon, get my first strict pull-up, finally not hit myself in the face when I do wallballs (we’ll see. I might just continue it for comedy) and get unbroken double unders.
The purpose of goals isn’t necessarily to see what boxes have been checked off. Sure that’s a big part of it, but for me it’s also to refresh and realign what is important to me. A goal might seem like everything when I first write it down, but after a few months in the grand scheme of things, it might not be that big a deal to try and tackle.
And yeah, my husband was right. I did accomplish a lot both in my job and in other aspects of my life.