First I tried to procrastinate by calling a friend to see if she could go walking. Fortunately for me she was not available. So I did what I always do before I start writing, I looked at my email.
There was another contact for our mortgage refinance needing more information. I took care of that and had questions so made a phone call and sent a couple email requests for answers.
Then I had another email regarding where to send a donation I wanted to make. So I took care of that.
Now the sun is out and I still feel like I'd like to take a walk, but I really need to get some writing done and I need to figure out what is for dinner.
It's a conundrum figuring out what to do first. I read Oprah's interview with Dr. Oz in her January magazine and now I've pinpointed my specific problem. So I'll quote the portion of the interview here:
Dr Oz: I recently learned that the more decisions we make in a day, the more likely we are to make bad decisions - because deciding wears us down. You start making decisions in the morning, and by the middle of the afternoon, you're running on fumes.
Dr. Oz: And unfortunately, one way to fuel the brain to make more decisions is to feed it carbs. So as the day goes on, you start to crave more carbs - especially women, because women tend to make more of the day-to-day decisions in our lives than men.
Oprah: That's why we have the 4 o'clock slump.
Dr. Oz: Yes. So here's a simple tip: To the extent that it's possible, don't make so many decisions. Do what you can to automate your life-and your food-during the day, and when 4 o'clock rolls around, it doesn't have to be "Pass the Chips."
Hmmm. I wonder how far I can ride that gravy train or chip bag?