I have had many conversations with my therapist regarding accountability. Unless I’m accountable for something that will affect other people, I fail. I’m the Great Creator of Excuses, so being accountable to my husband to exercise just annoys me. He is a great nudger, but I’m better at creating other things to do. However, my doctor is in on the nudging and my numbers on the scale or my blood tests don’t lie. I don’t like mini lectures and it has been proven that exercise is good for the mood. Who knew? 😀
Being accountable for creating a morning routine is having its challenges. First off, I find myself easily distracted. Being accountable to myself is simply futile. I love giving myself breaks and justify doing so.
For instance, I read a blog. It inspires a thought. I may want to learn more, So a-googling I go, often in a direction that doesn’t pertain to the original reason why I’m looking for further information. I wander further from reading blogs.
Many mom readers may know of the children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, you know what I’m talking about. One stray thought reminds me of another stray thought. Eventually, I come full circle and another blog will inspire further investigation.
Meanwhile….that little routine I have created for myself kind of slithers to the back of my mind. Even the paper I write my routine seems to get lost in a creative shuffle. The reason for creating a morning routine was to enjoy some morning harmony.
I suck at holding myself accountable.
So……I’m going to switch directions.
Yes, I like getting something in return for a job well done. Apparently, the feeling of accomplishment is not enough for me, so I’m going to create some new rewards.
Other than knitting, which I have to hide from myself — you know, out of sight, out of mind kind of thing, I love reading blogs and participating in the community—which means commenting and carrying on conversations.
I’m going to participate in other theories I have read about sticking to a job/routine. I will give myself so much time to do a dreadful task. Then I will give myself time to read a few blogs.
I’m going to use the timer for this.
Hopefully, I won’t ignore the timer…..that requires accountability.