Completing a Project

February 21, 2008

I spent yesterday finishing a major work project that has been hanging over my head since November. It was not an interesting project nor was it of particular importance, but it required a lot of time and had to get done and I’d put it off to the last possible minute because I considered it unpleasant.

It turned out to not be nearly as bad as I’d feared – not as much work, not as complicated, not as time-consuming. Just starting out in the morning was really hard for me, but once I got going I was able to accomplish one step, then another, then a break, another, etc all day long. I didn’t finish until 8:30pm but considering I expected to spend 2 full days on it that was okay.

It occurred to me later when I was cooking to relax at the end of the day (wow, can we say progress- I used to NEVER cook!) that this stupid work project was a pretty good analogy to starting to again lose weight.

I’ve built up losing weight into this huge gigantic project in my head. Maybe I just need to start and not worry about putting together a project plan.

Previous post:

Next post: