An update on my Year of Yoda

YodaStarWarsIdentitiesSeeing as how the first quarter of the year is almost over, I thought I’d do a little update on how my Year of Yoda is going. I have to say, this year I have really done my best to keep my mantra of “Do. Or do not. There is no try” in my mind while I go about my daily life. On the one hand, I am at least more honest with myself when I end up wasting too much time online when I should be doing something productive, and I’m more likely to give myself a pat on the back when I have an exceptionally productive day.

On the other hand, I may have swung a little to far to the other extreme and am even more likely to take on additional tasks because something needs to be done and no one else jumps in fast enough to take it on. I need to give myself a bit more permission to not take on too much, because I want to excel at everything and quite frankly, there are only so many hours in the day and I only have so much energy to spare!

One new thing that I am going to “do” is running. That’s right, I’m going to start a couch to 5 k running program (though the snow that we got this morning is not very motivating!) so that I can be an asset and not a liability when we do an obstacle course race with my husband’s work in June. Initially, I didn’t want to make a big deal about it, and I still don’t, but I feel like putting my intention out into the world is necessary so that I don’t quit when it isn’t easy (like every other time I’ve attempted to become a runner in the past). Wish me luck, and leave a comment with your favourite song to run/exercise to because I need music to keep me motivated!

9 Comments on An update on my Year of Yoda

  1. sueplay
    March 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM (2 years ago)

    “Do. Or do not. There is no try. That is a great statement and I’m going with it too. Good for you.

  2. Judy Cowan
    April 1, 2016 at 10:13 AM (2 years ago)

    It is a good mantra! Good luck with the running goal, I am sure it will feel great to meet that goal! Now that the weather is back I need to make myself a walking goal for each day and start working on that.

  3. Karen B
    April 7, 2016 at 12:52 PM (2 years ago)

    I find music is a personal choice so pick what every you like and enjoy your running I wish you well, take all in stride and good luck all the way.

  4. Silvia D
    April 25, 2016 at 6:23 PM (2 years ago)

    wonderful Mantra! Good luck with your goals!

  5. Kim MacLaurin
    May 19, 2016 at 10:29 AM (2 years ago)

    I remember hearing there was a blog… Love the Mantra! Pink’s music is great for running.


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