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Darn My Head

November 7th, 2006 at 04:59 am

I did do the exercise bike. I really didnít want to tonight, so Iím even more proud. Considering I decided not to budget any money for working out, since I have an exercise bike and live walking distance from work, I had freakiní better get my exercise. Otherwise, Iíd have that whole regret thing going on.

Thereís a phenomenon that confuses me: Iíll plan to do something, then dread it, then when I do it itís fine. Now, youíd think the next time, I wouldnít dread it, because I know it turns out fine, right? Not right.

This happens to me when I make social plans. I really look forward to them, then as it approaches I balk at the idea of going out, then I go out and have a great time. With exercising: the idea sounds great. Then the time to work out or walk to work approaches and I get all angsty. Then I do it and it feels great.

How come I canít tell my brain, ďHey, you donít need to worry about this. When you do it, you like it?Ē

The only spending this month ahs been on rent, filling the tank (which didnít need filling in October!) and going out to eat once. Iím planning on a low spend month; however, faced with holidays on the march, I can easily see my gifts budget, entertainment budget, household budget, and grocery budget having demands placed upon them. Of course my wild spending equal $75 total; thereís only so nutty I can get on the Challenge.

3 Responses to “Darn My Head”

  1. Bookie Says:

    With you on second-guessing myself when it comes to social commitments. What sounded like a grand idea on Wednesday becomes an ordeal as the Saturday deadline approaches. Why didn't I "just say no?" You're right about the result as well. I know I'll enjoy the outing, but first I have to overcome the inertia and dread.

    One problem I did solve was my reluctance to get around to certain houshold chores. I'd procrastinate endlessly, growing irritable at myself but making no effort to do the hated task. Something I read suggested timing each task to see how long it actually took. Surprised me to discover how little time was really involved. So today, instead of bemoaning my need to vacuum the entire apartment, I remind myself I'm going to spend 20 minutes doing the carpets. Mind games, but it works for me.

  2. kashi Says:

    I do the exact same thing with social events (and exercise!).

  3. fairy74 Says:

    I laughed so hard when I read this, I literally have to drag myself to the gym (17 steps from my front door), feel great afterwards but hate the thought of going. I do the same thing with social outings and work functions!

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