Saturday, April 27, 2013

Good Data

So I've had another bad day. One of those days where I simply want to go home and go to bed, and not do any of my work or exercise. One of those days where I seem to fail at every turn.

But I'm not sad this time. I'm not even a little discouraged. Because I learned a few things today.

First, I still have trouble saying no, especially to foods I have always loved that someone else will give me for free...even if it isn't on my diet. Second, that my entire week is defined by my 2 days off work. If I accomplish a lot and feel good about myself on my days off, I'll do better that week because I feel more motivated by my success. If I don't accomplish much of anything at all in those 2 days, I'm going to struggle and fail all week.

It's kind of strange to think that just 2 days can change the outcome of 5 more of them, but there you have it. So, I'm going to have to try extra hard this coming break to make sure I accomplish something.

And that's what you call turning a bad day into good data. Life is an experiment and chances are you won't get things right the first time you try them. So keep trying.

I know I will.

Daily Stats:


  1. Exercised, stretched, meditated, and worked on my writing twice today.
  2. Wrote in my journal, kept on my budget, and wrote a poem today.
  3. Posted on my blog.
  4. Made my bed.
  5. Did NOT keep on my diet.
  6. Cooked my lunch and fixed my lunch.
  7. Drew today.

1 comment:

  1. Taking things as an experiment was something my therapist suggested with me too. When it comes to going out I have this inbuilt fear that people are judging me and so she told me to keep an eye on people as I was walking around and see what they were actually doing. My conclusion was that people are often so caught up in their own little world that they don't really notice anything else.

    Well, anyway, what I'm saying is that I agree with you that sometimes good data really can help change how you think and feel on something in your life.