Currently, I’m trapped in a stressed-not-sleeping-feeling-ill cycle. Where I wake up exhausted, too late to go to the gym before work, and come home with a headache. I’m not sure why this is, maybe the crazy weather and thunderstorms we’ve been having. Or it might be the oppressive weight that I feel every morning – that it is already impossible to achieve everything I want to do today in the time available. Hopefully this will improve when a couple of things are checked off. I’m giving an ignite talk next week, which I’m rather nervous about, and working on an article (more about these coming soon).
But my project to focus more on little things is going well. So far I have:
- Been to see a movie at the cinema (Bridesmaids – it was awesome, highly recommend).
- Got tipsy celebrating something awesome.
- Got up early for spin class.
- Napped in the afternoon.
- Had breakfast in my favourite local cafe with a book.
- Bought my teammates cupcakes.
- Watched an episode of Desperate Housewives.
- Tidied my apartment.
Not a little thing, but definitely an awesome one… this is my first post written on my iPad, which my lovely boyfriend bought me for my birthday. I love it.
Coming up: novel-reading, and a pedicure. And hopefully many other things I haven’t thought of yet!
It’s helping, I think. No noticeable effect on stress-level or sleeping yet but just trying to do at least one thing every day for no other reason than it makes me happy changes the way I look at things, especially how I spend my time (even if only temporarily). I don’t have to be productive all the time, although that is something I need to keep reminding myself!
So – one week into June, how are you doing?