This month has flown by. Saying I’ve been “busy” would be very BIG understatement.
When I get busy, my to do list, little goals, and usual healthy eating begins to go out the window. I think, “oh, let me just chug two more cups of coffee now and then I’ll try and track down something to eat later”, or “If I wake up at 4:30am I can work for 3 hours before actually going into the office to work some more”.
No one can keep the pace up that I’ve been running at lately and come out the other end intact.
Because of this, I’ve made four easy goals to try and bring myself back down to earth and breathe a bit easier.
Do one thing at a time.
I’m a go-go-go type person. If I can be listening to an audio book as I make dinner and also be doing an ab workout in between, I will. But that just means I’m missing part of the audio book, my ab workout is sub-par, and I probably overcooked the chicken. I’m trying to focus on just one thing. Only making dinner. Sitting and just thinking. Or turning off my phone and going to the gym.
Read ACTUAL books.
Audible, you are my best and worst enemy. Pro: You make reading so easy since I can multi-task while I listen to an audio book. Con: I spend far too much money on you every month and I miss holding an actual book in my hands. This month I’ve been focusing on sitting down without distraction to read an actual book. It’s been quite enjoyable, especially when I do it over a glass of wine :)
Eat a balanced breakfast.
My breakfast either consists of 4 cups of coffee or bacon, eggs, and a bagel. There is no happy, in between meal. This month I’m trying to eat more balanced items such as fruit, yogurt, and oatmeal. Although this acai bowl cost $9, it’s well worth it and kept me full till lunch (which is pretty hard to do).
It’s so hard to put away my computer when I come home from work. It’s even harder to put away my phone. I’m always connected, checking work emails, and scrolling Instagram. I sit there thinking it would be so nice to just turn them all off, but I never do. Nothing is worse than when the boyfriend comes over and we sit next to each other on our computers without talking for hours. We’re trying to put our electronics down and actually talk. Hopefully this weekend at the beach will help accomplish this goal since it’s not easy to have a computer and cell phone on a boat :)
What have you been trying to do this month to refocus yourself? Any exciting Memorial Day weekend plans?