The Definition of Insanity

October 3, 2013
By Benjamin Franklin’s definition I am clinically insane (for the record, Einstein is also quoted as saying this making it a double whammy!). I have a habit of continuing to do the same thing over and over expecting that the next time things will be better, that the result will be different. But the truth is that nothing will be different unless you make it different. 

A new month is always a great time to sit down and assess where you are at in your life and where you would like to be. Some call these goals, but I call them priorities. Goals are the small things I’d like to achieve, like my 25 by 25 list. Priorities are how I want to live my life on a daily basis.

Lately life has felt exhausting. I no doubt have a lot on my plate, but most people do. Yet I continue to fill my days in the exact same way. The result? A whole lot of complaining.

I complain about my job, yet I make no moves to look into new options and opportunities.

I complain about my leg, yet I will still go out and run.

I complain about the blog, yet I don’t adapt to a more realistic posting schedule.

My main complaint is time. That I don’t have time to do all of the things I need and want to do. But the truth is that I do have the time. It’s just a matter of assessing how to prioritize it.

So on October 1st I sat down and made a list of my life priorities and am adapting my day-to-day activities to reflect these. This list is for my eyes and my eyes only (I doubt you would find it interesting anyway), but I just wanted to give you a heads up that things may be changing around here. Mainly you won’t be seeing me as much. You have turned out to be a support system that I never could have imagined and on some level I feel incredibly accountable to you.

On that note, time to go figure out my life!

Have you ever felt like you were doing the same thing over and over expecting the next time to be different? Do you make priority lists?


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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    October 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I have been struggling with very similar things recently. It all boils down to time. I don’t have time to do all the things I want and when I seem to have time, my energy just isn’t there! I hope you figure this out, you deserve to be happy and healthy! (And when you figure it out, let me know the secret k? ;))

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    October 6, 2013 at 3:35 am

    You are speaking my language, girl! I JUST emailed you, and I think it had some kind of complaint about my schedule being hectic, and it resulting in me being sketchy.. Ha! It’s not my schedule’s fault.. I need to figure out how to prioritize my time. I will miss you, but I totally understand. Heck, I am only getting in about three consistent blog posts a week, but I am okay with that because I would rather them have value than just having a ton of mediocre posts. Have a great weekend girl!

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    Run like a G!
    October 6, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Focusing on yourself is extremely important!!! 🙂

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    October 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Change can be so hard!!! But if you do what you truly feel is right, it will all work out 🙂 Good job for putting yourself first!

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