When I was a kid, and it was time to do homework, write a paper, finish my science project or whatever, it always seemed like the very best time to clean my room. I might have argued that a clean room helped me focus, but really, I thing it was a procrastination mechanism.
I’m forced to face the possibility that my early mornings at the office are a procrastination mechanism. Now, it is fair to say that I do get quite a lot accomplished at the office before 9am, and it IS making me a better employee. I would also like to say it makes me feel better to arrive early and feel like I have a head start on my day, and that my mind is fully wrapped around what I have to do when I get there before the majority of others.
However, am I getting more satisfaction out of early work time than I do out of working out? Likely, yes.
And so I must ask myself a very important question now: how would I feel if I got to work at 9 (instead of 7:30 or 8:00), because I worked out? On one hand, I feel my day is a tad more sane, and I
disappoint fewer satisfy more people by checking items off the list. Unfortunately, arriving early does not mean I leave any earlier. On the other hand, when I work out in the morning, I feel really good. I do not believe, however, that working out makes me more productive. It does improve my health in general (I’m thinking heart and weight-related maladies).
Where’s my balance? Here’s the plan: work out at home on the mornings need to go in early. This is HARD for me. I rely heavily, I’m learning, on the atmosphere to get me in the mood. Just like cooking breakfast at home, working out needs to be a home habit I need to build. I have Hulu Plus and some kind of exercise TV. I have DVDs like the kettle ball work out and Jillian Michaels. It’s time to knock it out.