Making lists calms me.
Unfortunately, I lose nearly every list I make so nothing on my lists ever get done.
This is likely why I have time to keep a blog. I know there are about 150 things I need to do, but having lost the list I made last night already, I can't quite remember what they are. This makes me feel slightly panicky, but not so panicky that I can't write a quick post first--before I make yet another list.
One thing I never forget are the workouts I'm supposed to do for any given day. I constantly write future days out in my mind trying to figure out where the workout(s) are going to fit. This is likely why my workouts usually get done, but the laundry and grocery shopping rarely do. Oh, that reminds me.... grocery shopping was definitely on that list. I think we might be down to only a few cans of soup in the cupboard. Actually, I don't even think we have soup. We might have a can of pumpkin for a pie I never made...
Yoga is not helping me with keeping lists. The more I do it, and the more I'm asked to be in the present and let go, the more I do just that. I work hard in class to let go of the lists... and therefore less and less seems to be getting done lately. I think there might be a problem here.
Add to all of this that I think one of the first things I'm noticing about getting older (aside from wrinkles and gray hairs) is that I require more sleep than I used to, and more recovery time. This means there is less time to remember what is on my lists. I got up very early two mornings in a row to work out this week, and by last night I was completely exhausted. I didn't set my alarm for this morning, and was shocked when I didn't wake until 7:45 a.m., which gave me exactly 25 minutes to get the kids ready and on the bus. I used to be able to get up four mornings a week, work all day, and do all my workouts, and that was only a few years ago. What is going on? I'm I just becoming a wuss, or is this an age thing?
The one list I never forget is my list for Santa. I gave it to Andy yesterday, and I kid you not when I say the list was 20 items long. Unfortunately, Andy sort of laughed at my list, which included such things as a new tri bike, a move to Maine, and a tropical vacation. It is most unfortunate that he does not take that list more seriously. I mean I take it seriously....
In the last few weeks I have become slightly more fit, and slightly stronger. I am intimidated by how much I lost when resting and how far I now have to go, but I'm trying super hard to be cool about that. Another list I actually don't usually forget is my list of goals for next season... they loom above my head like candy I can't quite yet reach.
This has nothing to do with lists. It is a totally random request. If you are familiar with the Myers Briggs typology, will you leave me your type in a comment on my blog? I have a theory about personality and those who read blogs, keep blogs and also those who are obsessed with running/triathlon/swimming/biking. I think it might be interesting to develop a coaching protocol based on typology.
My type (because I just know you are interested) is ENFJ. I teeter with being an ENFP or an INFJ, however, depending on the day and the mood I am in.
If you don't know what you are, then you can go here to take a quick online test, which is not quite accurate, but will suffice for purposes of this experiment. Come on, just take the test. You're reading my blog right now to procrastinate at work... what's a few more mintues?
If I know you well you can email me offline and I will tell you what type you are--or what type I think you are--and then we can see if it matches up with what you think you are.
Happy Thursday. Time to make a list.