Last week, I decided that I needed to impose a bit more discipline upon myself. At this stage of lockdown and working from home, I am both the six year old with displaced behaviour AND that six year old’s parent trying to deal with said behaviour. So I reimposed schoolnight drinking rules (so no drinking Monday to Thursday) and a bath before bed, which should be between 10 and 11pm.
This weekend, I decided to be active, I was up early on Saturday and shopped for me but also got some bits for a friend, I read a book (the first I’ve managed in May), I watered the plot and got a bunch of plants out of the living room. On Sunday, I was at the allotment from 10am to 3.30pm-ish. I hit 10,000 steps both days, which is going to stand me in good stead for the team walking challenge this week, we are walking the length of Peru…
It hasn’t been all that difficult, which has been a huge surprise as I’m deep in PMT and had a migraine this week too, but I needed the discipline and the lighter days do help. This week, I want to keep up the momentum and because it’s going to be a lot warmer , the newly planted tomatoes will have to be watered every day.
Goals for this week are to be at the plot every morning to water, to go for a walk in the evening to get 10,000 steps every day, to be in bed at 10am each evening and no school night drinking, but I’m having a martini on Friday nights…
How are all of you managing to hold on to your sanity at the moment?
Sanity retention is not easy. Routine is good. I too am watering plants a lot more often, it’s relaxing.