Every morning I wake up and think about how I’m going to “fill the tank,” and I swear I’m going to do it. Today I woke up at 6:30 with plans to exercise first. Fast forward to 7:43 and I’m still sitting here on the couch with coffee and the morning news.
I’m told it’s a good idea to be mindful of filling the tank each day when I wake up. Filling the tank is a strategy to fend off depression, maintain sobriety, be healthy in general. It involves doing actual things like eating breakfast, exercising, finding a support group. If you don’t take care of the proverbial car, it will run out of gas.
I finished knitting my belt, which I think will also make a nice head wrap, leg bandana and neck up. As I sat there knitting, I wondered: is this just another thing I can use as an excuse not to exercise?
Then I deleted 200 photos from my phone, uploaded knitting pics, and started typing a blog post…
Productive? Or procrastinating? You decide.
Note to self: Knitting to avoid exercise is not a tank-filling activity. Keep it straight.