Now I am kinda back to normal. The weekend has been intense! Working on Friday then jumping in the car and driving 8 h, the funeral on Saturday and then driving back 8 h on Sunday. On Monday I had the Kick-off Event for the new program rotation and commencing yesterday things slowly feel normal again.
I still feel worn out physically and mentally and as a nice present on top I have a bronchitis again – I totally blame the air con in the car! – but I feel better and I think if I put in a little effort I can lower my stress levels sustainably over the next weeks. Thank you for your support over the last weeks, your lovely comments, e-mails and text messages. It means a lot to me to have people backing me up out there! I’ll reply to you all one of these days!
I got up way too early after a night full of work-related dreams. Of course I dreamt up problems over problems. I hate it when my subconsciousness tortures me like this! I am still on the cliff bar for breakfast bandwagon though I want to change this soon. It’s no good for me to start the day like this. I favor homemade breakfast but I didn’t want to add any more unnecessary pressure to myself so I just ripped off a package and stuffed my face with blueberry crisp.
In the morning I finally went to see the optometrist (another 30 before 30 thing finally checked 😉 ) and tada my eyes are well besides a little hyperopia of the left eye. He also explained that this might be the reason that I am often so easily tired and stresses when I have to read a lot or drive long distances. Sounds familiar! After my appointment I had a coffee with my mum and then I went to work. On my way I grabbed some fruits and Thai Curry for lunch. Unfortunately I realized that about 30% of this curry was mushrooms that I do adore but make my guts feel like Armageddon! So my curry was slightly smaller than expected after I picked them all out!
In the afternoon I had a workshop with the first of 8 groups I guide this year. It’s clearly one of my favorite groups and it was a really open, communicative and friendly 3 hours. After the workshop I had a short meeting where I nibbled on some carrots and then I called it a day!
I was surprised how difficult it was to leave the office after only 5 h. I felt like a truanting pupil! Nevertheless I told me very firmly that after such a long time of stress and long hours I deserved this and that I don’t have to plan my days with 10+ hours of work and off I went….. straight to the groceries to buy some stuff for dinner. When I came home I was very hungry and luckily I found a Milka Egg in the pantry 🙂 Hazelnut cream, my favorite!
At home I made dinner and watched The ugly truth – very cliché but it made me laugh nonetheless. We had one of our favorites: Sweet potato fries with spicy beef sauce and homemade guac. Luckily I have some leftovers for lunch today 😀 We watched a soccer match – let’s not talk about it – and a little more TV and at some point I crashed on the couch. Business as usual!
So now I wish you all a very happy WIAW! Thanks to lovely Jenn for hosting again!
Have a great Wednesday, friends!