Exercise is the new coffee

Maybe this is about guilt over my additions, maybe it is just feeling appalled at how little I have accomplished so far in my academic life, but I've started a self-improvement overhaul for the summer. I'm planning to read more about time management, discipline, organization, and whatever else leads to reaching my full potential as an academic. This means you can expect more posts about time management and getting stuff done, including book reviews on such subjects.

I'm going to pick up the book Eat that Frog! from the local library today, which is all about procrastination, one of my MAJOR problems in life. One could argue that this whole self-improvement thing is a form of procrastination from the real work that I should be doing, writing articles and such, but once I get it in my head to do something, its too late, it has already become a project, and there is no way out at this point. Anyway, I'll let you know if the book is any good.

In the meantime, my mantra for this week has been "Exercise is the new coffee." Ecogeofemme's post about alertness gave me some ideas, and I tried exercising every day of the week for at least one hour. Getting myself to the gym is the hard part, but I'm hoping that once I get in the habit, it will become much easier. I used to only go twice a week, but every day is SO much better. More days of euphoric-post-exercise feeling = less cups of coffee needed to get through the day.


EcoGeoFemme said...

I can't wait to read your reviews!

Maybe we should start up our weekly goal emails again?

AliceAcademic said...

EGF: As soon as I finish the Eat that frog, I'll do a write up of it, and then maybe the Julie Morgenstern organizing book next.

I'd love to do the weekly goal emails again, and I've just discovered out a neat tool we can possibly use to keep track of them, too.

Unbalanced Reaction said...

You can do it! :)

AliceAcademic said...

UR: Thanks for the support!