Two more things it took me 36 years to learn

1. If you have time to do everything on your list, you have time to do the important but horribly painful stuff first. Doing all the easy and fun part at the beginning because you are a procrastinator is self-sabotage, because then you’re doing all the shitty jobs at the end when you’re out of energy and time. And you feel haunted all day because the bad stuff is still on the list.

(I said I LEARNED this, as in, the truth of it has now coalesced in my brain. I didn’t say I manage to remember and act accordingly every day.)

2. Salads don’t have to be mostly composed of lettuce. You can put an egg and a smidge of cheese and five different non-lettuce vegetables in a salad, and it’s still better for you than eating yet another bowl of cereal.

4 thoughts on “Two more things it took me 36 years to learn

  1. Deidre

    Wise wise words. I fall for number 1 all the time!!!

    And salads need minimal lettuce and TONS of other things. Yummy.

  2. Angelina

    I’m 41 and I’m not sure I’ve come to recognize the truth of #1 yet.

    #2 is something I’ve known for decades and have always wondered why people think salad is nothing but rabbit food. When people congratulate me for eating so much salad I have to explain to them that their praise is a bit mislaid- my salads usually have cheese, avocado, croutons, sometimes eggs, beets (sometimes pickled), various other vegetables, and sometimes instead of croutons they have candied nuts on them. Not a low fat kind of salad. Still, you are so right that even a decked out salad is healthier than a bowl of cereal.

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