It has begun. Packing in earnest. Destashing like a mofo. Preparing to move. Things I do not need in my life right now include:
- running out of packing tape
- finding yet another box of stuff I thought I threw out last year, and
- the cat throwing up on the rug.
But these things happen and we keep calm and carry on.
Lately, I've been waking up early most days to go for a run/walk. It's part of a 4-week fitness plan to slough off the laziness and ennui of winter. And of my life as a whole. I've become very conscious of how easy it is to slip into languid habits and use tiredness as an excuse. That's not to say tiredness isn't a good reason, but everyone gets tired, and also, why do we get so tired all the time? What habits force us into feeling rutty and slumpy?
I don't know the answer, and I certainly don't have a solution, but this "getting up a bit earlier sometimes" has helped. I'm clocking fewer hours of sleep a night on average, but I feel like the quality of my sleep has improved. Just from getting activity levels up throughout the week.
The 'me time' is nice too. I have lots of distraction-free time to think about stories and plans and other things. I've learned there are some exercises I prefer to do alone, and even though I hate running, it has been the easiest and most consistent part of this month-long regime.
Things I've accomplished in the last week that make me feel OK about having a Netflix binge tonight: