my new routine.
every morning I will get up an hour earlier than usual.
let's see that'll be about 5 a.m. cos I'm already an early riser.
i'll make the bed, prepare my lunch, set the washing machine and feed the dog.
i'll run on the treadmill for 30 mins, then i'll blog for another 30 mins.
i will gather my inspiration as i run and then when i sit down it will just flow through me and onto my keyboard.
after that i'll shower, dress, do my hair and make up, set the dishwasher and be out the door by 8.00
i will carry my own fresh brewed coffee to work which saves me stopping at a drive thru and polluting the world with unnecessary fumes and gas consumption.
with the money i save i will sponsor a child in a 3rd world country.
i'll arrive at work by 8.15 after having listened to some classical music on the way in to get my mind right for the day ahead.
during the day i will drink lots of water and take Dr. Oz's recommended vitamin regimen for post menopausal women at the prescribed times to avail myself of their optimum effects.
i will partake of healthy snacks, fresh fruit and veggies perhaps.
i could prepare them the night before, cut up celery etc and carrots and put them into little baggies.
(even prepare a week's worth at a time and take them into work on monday morning and have them in the fridge ready to snack on when i feel the need.)
i'll add that to my to-do list.
at lunch i will take a 15 minute stroll outdoors before i sit down to eat.
my lunch will be healthy and nutritious with no extra carbs, additives, sodium, sugar, trans fat or preservatives.
i will not eat standing up.
i will not talk on the phone, write emails or check facebook or my blackberry while i'm eating lunch.
during the course of the day i will be pleasant to all of the people in my classroom.
i won't snarl, yell, curse or put anyone in their place.
even if they're begging for it.
it doesn't do anyone any good to display such futile bursts of temper.
it's much more professional to demonstrate, nay role model, proper behaviour.
i will get the respect i deserve when i show this side of myself.
to my co-worker i will offer a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to lean on and all the support she needs to feel good about herself and to do the best job that she can.
i will prep for my classes the next day at the end of each day and follow up on phone calls and check off things on my to-do list.
i will email my off site supervisor and give her a heads up with any concerns or issues she may need to address at a later date.
i will return emails to any other colleagues.
it's important to keep current and consistent with these things.
once they get out of hand it's difficult to get back on track.
doing it this way will save me so much time in the long run and will be a lot less stressful.
at the end of the day when i leave my workplace my workspace will be neat and organized and ready for my return the next morning.
sort, shred, discard, recycle.
perhaps i will add a plant to the clean space on my desktop.
maybe a photo frame or two.
as i drive home i will stop at the grocery store for fresh meat and vegetables with which to make a healthy and appetizing dinner for my other half.
it's the least i can do.
before he arrives home i will check my appearance in the mirror and freshen up a little.
he deserves no less.
after dinner we will wash up together and then arm in arm, take our dog for a stroll around the block for at least 30 minutes.
a good ending to a perfect day.
you don't think i could do it?
no, me either but by god in my head it sounds great when i think about it.
usually i make it to about 8.35 and have done the opposite of everything i mentioned above.
i can only but dream till then.