My schedule has been crazy these days and it has been affecting my mind and morale. I have been sleeping from 2 am to noon so I am staying awake into the night and by the time I wake up, the day is halfway gone. And I guess this causes me to miss out on the entire morning.
The upside to all of this is the fact that I have not gotten behind in work all week. It feels great to be caught up everyday. I also do it because I can… I work from home and we fall asleep watching inspiring shows like “Suits” and “Mindhunter.” I am not really complaining, but I know that I can probably be even more productive with a few more adjustments to my schedule.
I have noticed that when I stay up late my workouts rarely happen and I crave more chocolate. I would like to start waking up earlier again. Luckily this is only the 3rd or 4th day that this has happened so it is reversible.
I can tell that I am entering a new and exciting phase in my life. On Monday, I got a surge of inspiration to revisit old challenges that I had abandoned. This will be the first September in years that I am not spending my days at the beautiful Evergreen campus. I think part of my heart already misses it, but I also know that it is time to branch out and dream bigger.
Last night was supposed to be the night that I got to bed at a decent time, but then around 9 my honey and I decided to grab a snack at the local market to accompany our shows and we returned with cheese, wine, and chocolate.
I guess life is what happens when you are making other plans…
Do I regret it? Hell no! In fact this morning I woke up fairly early, but then after rolling around in bed while I scrolled through my phone I ended up in dreamland once again and woke up around noon.
I have big goals on the horizon and I have already made an agreement with myself not to feel too guilty about last night or the fact that I ate spaghetti o’s and passion fruit for brunch today.
I feel a renewed sense of optimism because I have created a bit of a plan for myself. I plan on educating myself on fitness and nutrition 3 times a week then immediately applying what I learn. This can be in the form of books, articles, and videos, but I want to do it at least 3 times a week. I think this mentality will help me get out of the race mentality that pushes me to set lofty expectations. I am tired of ending up in a puddle of tears when I feel like I am not “working hard enough.”
I am also going to get away from this 2 am to noon schedule too.
What are your plans for the end of August? I cannot even believe that August is already coming to an end. Didn’t we just get here?
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