After a 2 month hiatus, I am back and I promise to write more for the rest of the year. There was a lot going on at work lately, mostly good but it also kept me busy. I like being busy, it is my comfort zone, in fact I left my last job because there wasn’t much for me to do anymore. I started to get bored which is why I was enjoying all the chaos and deadlines we were chasing in my current role. It got to a point where I woke up at 6am and the first thing I would do is check my mails and start working till 8am; get ready, take the dog for walk and head to work; come back at 5pm take a pause for a couple hours and then continue working till I fell asleep. That could be 10pm, midnight, 1am or even 4.30am one day.
It gets worse, I generally sleep well, free of dreams but I found myself thinking or subconsciously dreaming about work yesterday. I knew it was getting bad when I found myself reaching for a mini croissant (my 3rd one for the day) at midnight and justifying it by saying it’s technically the next day so it doesn’t count. For better or for worse, I watch my food intake a lot; I rarely cut corners and when I found myself indulging on snacks way more than real food, I knew I had to get things back in control.
The first step towards achieving that is eating well. I had a proper lunch today and it made a lot of difference on how my rest of the day turned out. I wasn’t stressed or felt like my head is exploding by 3pm. I was calmer than usual. I managed to get a lot more done. I watered my plants who desperately needed it and my dog was happy because I took her for an early evening walk today.
Needless to say my rest of the evening was better than usual. I had a painting project that I wanted to finish and was able to get to it. I spoke to mom without getting distracted doing other things and on top of all of this I also got some work done and was able to write this blog. This is turning out to be my most productive day of the week and it’s just Tuesday. Oh and did I mention I also painted my nails? Who would have thought a small lunch would make such a difference?
Don’t underestimate what a good meal can do to you, stay healthy, eat well!!