Ready to get a little deep today? Just a little, I promise.
As an ambassador, each month I’ll write about a blog post on a health or fitness-related topic chosen by Fitmixer. This month’s topic is “Let’s Break Up” – a break up letter geared toward letting go of something that’s holding us back.
I immediately began thinking about what I’d write about. Many topics came to mind ranging from super deep (demons of the past) to superficial (no more weeknight wine!) and I really couldn’t settle on one thing that I wanted to break up with. As an afterthought, this post was harder to write than I thought. Then, I went back and read the assignment again, and these words stuck out to me:
That thing that is holding you back
Oh, ok. See, I’m easily distracted. I tend to multi-task, always think about what’s coming next, trying to get done a few things at once, all while checking facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Klout (now that I kinda get it…kinda,) pinterest, and checking in on whatever reality TV is on Bravo at the moment. You wanna know what comes out of that? A whole lotta started, but not finished, tasks.
You’ve got some great qualities, you really do. I love that you make the time pass so quickly, and you provide ample entertainment. I mean, I’ve just started this letter, and thanks to alt-tabbing over to Facebook and gmail, it’s already taken me 10 minutes to write this much. Time’s-a flyin’!
However, our time here is through. I have to start getting crap done, man. There’s a lot of projects and work to be done in the next couple months, so LEAVE me alone. I’m going to focus on one task and one task only. Don’t creep up on me while I’m working on a post or an article or a training plan and ask me to check my phone, the TV, or to see if there’s any new apparel in the “we made too much” page on lululemon. (There’s not. I just checked – my one last act of distractedness.) There’s a time and place for that, and it’s called breaks or free time. I won’t have it! Focus is the name of my game from here on out.
This is going to be tough for both of us. We see each other ALL the time. So many rendezvous throughout the day, and then at night, when I should be giving 100% of my focus to my family, you’re there…in my hand…in the form of my phone. And then the reality TV – which is just a distraction for everything – I think I’ll go ahead and give up that part of you completely, too, for a while. I think it’s best we just part cold turkey. Go find some other person who likes shiny things and distract them. I’m donezo.
That was quite therapeutic!!
Before I go, I thought I’d share a little bit more on my manic Monday yesterday. Not having time to make a decent breakfast, I – literally – grabbed the first thing I saw, haha:
And lastly…Fitmixer Giveaway!
Your turn! For a chance to any 2-lb Fitmixer product of YOUR choosing, tell me:
What’s that think that’s holding you back? What do you need to break up with in your life?
For extra entries, you can head over to Fitmixer and write your own break up letter!