Day 448: Prioritizing / Staying Awake

Up early again today, with my wife for an early shift — saw her out, cleaned the cat feeder, washed the Dutch oven, made some soy nuts, and now I’m struggling with feeling sleepy and wondering what to do with the day.

Not that there’s a lack of things to do, but I foolishly stayed up a bit late and now I’m creaking a bit. I could have a nap, but feel a bit guilty about sleeping while my wife works.

It’s tinkering and prioritizing — I have volunteer things I can work on. The side hustle is long neglected. The story I’m telling myself is that I’m squaring away side things in April and May to renew focus on that in June, which feels true, but I’m wondering if I’m just a bit intimidated and trying to swing it positively.

As far as the “getting better” project, I’m riding high right now. Not all boxes on the checklist last night, but I stuck to no snacks, am on top of finances, etc.

As things go, “I’m a bit tired” is probably the best outcome. Health is on track, exercise is good, food seems to be under control (one day at a time!) and I’m developing some ideas for the podcast that I really like… once the big volunteer things are squared away.

I feel like I’m making good decisions lately: stepping away from board responsibilities as a volunteer for project-based volunteering, on track with the four pillars of diet, exercise, sobriety and sleep. Well, a little less with the sleep today.