Pericardium. Kinetic Molecular Theory. Pathogenic microbes.
That’s what’s been on my mind lately.
My brain is full and I love it. Just about every moment in my day is productive- because it has to be! I’m definitely still in the “figuring it out” stages for what my new schedule means to me, but slowly I’m getting there.
Some things I’ve done over the last week to help:
- Figuring out my fuel. I’ve been packing lots of snacks and starting the day with a green smoothie.
- Creating an isolated Study Room. I’ve been out of college for a while so studying isn’t habitual yet. I found a used desk and desk chair off IKEA and have converted the guest bedroom to an isolated study room… and it works. That room is for studying only so I’m not tempted to clean the kitchen. play with the dogs or give in to any other distractions.
- Making time for play. I’m much better at being disciplined when I know there’s play time down the road. And when I play I commit to being totally present and enjoying the moment. (These photos are from Monday. Richard and I took time to sit on the back porch and have fun throwing ball for the dogs.)
- Pushing extra hard on my training. This week I’ve made every tri workout but have had to trim the time/distance slightly. When that happens I am sure to push extra hard during the workouts.
- Finding compromises. Sometimes I have to choose studying over taking a class at CrossFit or yoga so I find compromises and do some lifts, push-ups, squats, downward dogs and pigeons at home. Or at work. Or on a break at school.
- Having grace. I’m going to oversleep and miss a workout. I’m going to eat too much chocolate because it makes everything else feels better. No matter how hard I plan and prep, I’m not perfect and need to find the grace to accept that and always recognize all that I am doing right.