Yesterday felt like a weird mix of successes and failures, so I decided to grade myself and see how it looks on paper.
Morning Routine = B
It was okay, but not GREAT great, hence a B. I have developed a bad habit of grabbing my phone when my alarm goes off at 5:30 and scrolling around making the rounds for like 15 minutes (various email accounts, Facebook, instagram, news, whatever). Basically, I just don’t really want to get up yet and it feels relaxing to just lay there putzing around.
In a way, part of me likes to “get this out of the way”, because then I don’t feel tempted to do it later, as I’ve already “checked in” with the world wide web. Ha. But those 15-20 minutes aren’t free, obviously. The rest of my morning routine gets rushed then, and, I haven’t had time this week to read a chapter from my book, which was a probably MORE relaxing and positive morning habit. So, a B.
Had a great work day. The Forest app has been saving me this week, after not using it last week and feeling the difference. The little rainforest sound setting is becoming a mental trigger now too. (I turn it on very low, but I can still hear it). It’s like birds tweeting/rain falling = head down and work, no excuses. I love it! I like seeing my forest grow, too. 🙂 I’m aiming for a minimum of FIVE 1 hour long, deep work, no distraction blocks per day, allowing the rest of my work day to be more flexible and “interruptible” as needed. Feels like a great balance.
Nutrition = C+
Started out fine with eggs, toast and fruit, but sort of went down the tubes. Ended up craving quesadillas for lunch, but literally not a single fruit or vegetable…and then dinner became a fend for yourself night (due to kids’ activities). I didn’t feel like leftovers so Asher and I ended up splitting a can of Chicken with Rice Campbell’s soup and other scrounged up items. Not awful but green leafy veggies were pretty nonexistent. Also, my water intake was terrible.
I did enjoy some leisure time. Highlights: I decided to jump in the hot tub after dropping the boys at school, something I NEVER do during the workweek! But the weather finally warmed up enough and the sun was shining bright and it was just too tempting. So I popped a hat on, my Air Pods in (audiobook) and soaked with the sun on my face for 20 minutes before starting my work day. Felt luxurious on a Wednesday morning. Also, I enjoyed reading time while A was at swim, plus watched TV with Ivan before bed (though it was too late and I should NOT have….).
Physical activity= D
Ha. So, work was very productive yesterday, as I have a deadline I’m striving to meet by Friday. This meant I skipped my workout, didn’t even go out to walk (thanks to the hot tub time…) and by 7:30 pm, I had 2,500 steps. YIKES. I half-heartedly tried to remedy it by walking on the treadmill, slowly, while Asher practiced piano. But it barely made a dent and I closed out the day with <5,000 steps. Pathetic. DO BETTER TODAY!
Overall mood= B
Daytime was more like an A. I felt in the groove & productive. Evening….more like a C. I had to drive Asher to a farther away swim practice almost right after school, and ended up feeling rushed, like I was gone half the night/ spent too long sitting in the car, and just kind of tired and had a little headache. Probably the lack of physical activity and water, now that I think of it. Oops. Oh well, A + C= B. 🙂
I am grateful for finally being able to use the hot tub again (warmer weather), blogs I enjoy reading, and our new frying pan which makes great quesadillas.