Improving my Schedule During the Stay At Home

I know I’m not the only one. I need to work on improving my schedule. Something about this stay-at-home pandemic life is paralyzing to my motivation and ambition. Has it happened to you too?

It has been about a month and a half since I’ve been staying at home and not “seeing” people. I’d like to say that I’m finally starting to accept the new normal.

Do I like it? No. And some days are easier than others. I’m looking for new ways to adjust and flourish.

  • To do lists include the simple things now. (clean the kitchen, do the laundry, take a walk)
  • Getting a strong hold over my thoughts, which has always been challenging, is my focus.
  • I can’t believe it has been only 6 weeks since I wrote this blog post. Look at how upbeat it is! I especially scoff at learning a new skill.
  • Wait! That’s negative! I promised myself I’d write something uplifting and positive!

Mental Strength

Honestly, this has been harder for me mentally than I expected. (Cue the pity party.) I actually need to count my blessings and quit feeling sorry for myself.

When I’m not doing the best mentally, the physical part of being fit and strong starts to suffer. I don’t eat right. I tend to gain weight. I’m not drinking enough water. I’m not doing my regular workouts. I go to my gym (virtually) but quit the workout during the warm up. Wow! What’s up with that?

The odd thing is, while things feel out of my control, but there are still so things that ARE TOTALLY IN MY CONTROL.

Logically I know that there is no reason I shouldn’t be doing what I need to do to stay healthy, fit and strong. There are so many ways to look at improving my schedule:

  • Why am I not drinking my water?
  • Why am I not having the salad – that I happen to love – for my lunch everyday? It’s the one with lots of cut up veggies, a can of tuna and my favorite dressing of EEOV, cider vinegar and lemon juice?
  • Why do I not take advantage of the video workouts?
  • Why am I not getting my 10,000 steps, before noon each day?

I can easily watch, learn more and grow my yoga practice…just stop asking why and just do it. I KNOW when I get more physical exercise it helps my mental game.

And I have 11 stair steps in my house. Easy enough to do them (and get the laundry done and even clean out some clutter in the basement.)

It’s all mental for me. I am healthy. No cold or flu or anything to stop me from exercising and taking care of myself.
Alright…, it’s time to get off my pity party and take control of my fitness and healthy eating! Improving my schedule is the first step. This week I am going to do things better.

My Get IT Together Plan:

  1. First thing in the morning – get some exercise. Stop pretending I’m going to get to it in the afternoon.
  2. Track my food. Write it down. Even if I don’t eat “perfectly healthy” (ha ha) I’m going to keep track of what I eat.
  3. Before I go to bed, review the day and give myself a pep talk for the next day.

On thing I’m really looking forward to is the Becoming Elli private zoom call. This will be our 3rd one. Each time, after the video call, I definitely had more energy and a brightened outlook. If you’d like to join us, you’ll need to be a member of our private Facebook group. We require that you answer 3 questions and Jill & I check out your profile keep the group legit.

What are you doing to improve resiliency during the COVID-19 stay at home situation? I’d love to hear your strategies and I’ll keep sharing mine.



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