None of these can really be put into action until I am back from my PDX vacation on Sept 11, but a plan before hand could maybe help me to dive in.
1. Start attending this: http://www.sacnewman.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=155 First one I can go to: Sept 13, shortly after I get back from PDX.
2. Make Wed afternoon a Me day. That would mean that Mom would have to agree to not ask me to do stuff on Wednesdays after I get off from work. And I would have to not schedule anything on Wednesdays other than bare minimum work. That would give me one whole afternoon, a good 6-8 hours when i could work on a project uninterrupted. Since getting large chunks of time seems to be one of my biggest problems, what with only one day off an all, this seems like it could be a solution.
3. Make it a point to schedule a hiking day once a month, preferably on my day off (Monday). This will take a bit of planning, but is doable.
4. Look into Crossfit and decide to either drop the gym membership or figure out an activity to do 3 times a week.
I think this is enough for now. Trying to do too many things at once always leads to disaster for me. This is probably even too much for one month, but I’ll give it a whirl.