I confess, I have fallen off the fitness wagon AGAIN. I tend to do really well until finals roll around, and work gets hectic, and the leadership positions start piling up….
So! I have made a resolution. Not a New Year’s resolution, but a life one. I have to cut down my involvement. With it, came a theory developed by myself and my boss (who is freaking awesome, by the way). We call it the Post-It Note Theory. The idea is that you can only be regularly involved in the things that fit comfortably on your post-it. And we’re talking the standard size post-it, in standard-sized handwriting. So if you write teeny tiny, get someone to write it for you. For example, here are the items on my post-it:
- Student Activities Board Intern (my actual job)
- Judicial Board Chairperson (self-explanatory, I’m that awesome chick who gets to dedicate whether or not you get punished for those alcohol violations)
- Mountaineer Mentor (kind of a TA for a freshman class, but also connects with orientation to get a good working relationship with the students in your class)
- AHOC, or the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Campus (like a traditions council, super selective, only 12 members, sizable time commitment)
- Getting at least two papers accepted by the National Undergraduate Literature Conference (I was unable to submit any last year due to prior time commitments)
- And becoming, as I call it, the Transfer Student Champion (transfers don’t really have the best luck here, and are treated a bit unfairly, in my opinion. So I’ve made it my mission to better our treatment and help future transfer students feel more welcome on campus).
Okay…well. Too much information! But anyway. It may sound like a lot to some people, but the sad thing is that I’m actually cutting back. So! The goal is to be able to spend some of my free time working out and whatnot. I figure I may as well start working towards it now, so tomorrow begins my actual dive back in to healthy living.
But I am getting a little taste this evening with some lovely green tea and yoga. Woo. Here’s hoping I can stick to it this time!