To help get me out of this disasterous seasonal funk, it was suggested by that spectacular mental health professional (SMHP) ever that I make a list of things I keep putting off because of feeling that funk (or because I procrastinate or because I don’t want to do them alone).
I picked three and am already developing action plans on them.
- Snowshoeing. The funny thing is SMHP used this exact example without knowing I’ve been wanting to learn to snowshoe ever since I got back into shape following my type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Tentative plans call for me to go to Eldora Mountain on one of my “off days” next week, weather permitting.
- Younger adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes support group. Tomorrow morning, after I work out and grab some much-needed groceries, I will start calling a list (another list!) of places that provide public meeting space at little or no charge. I hope to be able to have the second meeting in February, once and for all.
- Submit a topic (already under construction in my head) for the next Ignite Boulder. Even though I despise public speaking, I know I would have some support in the audience should my topic be picked.
The thing is, SMHP indicated she wanted to see my list the next time I see her. I may well have accomplished all three things on the list by then, so I suppose I will need to wrack my brain for more.