Being 49 has been an interesting experience. I’ve had one of the strangest years of my life. People say that I should use the experience and learn from it. I’m sure that I will. Eventually. I’m trying😊
One of the positives is that it takes the sting out of being 50! I wasn’t looking forwards to it, but when I see the back of 49 I hope to leave this odd blip behind.
So I’ve been thinking a bit about the second half of my life and how I would like it to be. I’m reading Steven covey’s 7 habits of highly effective people and one of the chapters touches on time management. He suggests looking at all the things you do and putting each activity into one of the following groups
1 urgent and important
2 not urgent but important
3 urgent but not important
4 not urgent and not important
So where do running and blogging go? He explains that group 2 are the activities you should prioritise ( but often don’t). He is an advocate of aerobic exercise and would count that as a group 2 activity.
group 4 is the stuff you could let go to make room for something more rewarding. So sitting on the sofa mindlessly watching whatever is on TV and eating ice cream is probably a group 4 activity. One could replace it with something in group 2 – going for a run maybe?
So where does blogging fit? I probably spend 3 or 4 hours per week doing this. It isn’t urgent, but is it important? If it isn’t important should I be doing something more fulfilling?
After some consideration I have added it to group 2 . Without my blogging friends I wouldn’t have had the encouragement to keep going and persist with my fitness journey or received the help or advice that I have. So it’s important for me😊
which group would you put blogging in? Why? And do you have any group 4 activities you could let go?
Is seeing 50 as ‘halfway’ optimistic or pessimistic? I’m aiming for 98 and healthy!😆😆