This week has been hard for me. Mostly because I didn't get to go outside as much as I need. Yes, I need the walking, the being in the cold, the nature and they city.
Instead, I worked on projects I like, I've been in meetings, [online, of course, as these are the norm these days], I read, I cleaned and tried to workout more than the once a week I managed did in the last couple of months.
What's been different, though, is that I started running again. I have this park where I used to run when I was in high-school, so I am motivated to take some laps despite the cold. I managed to go twice a week so far, which is not much but is fun. I use the time to catch up on podcasts or to think of solving small work-related problems I face on the day to day [people who say on-line teaching is easy have not been doing it themselves].
Cleaning the house for Christmas got me into thinking more about how we're going to spend the one day and a half of not working [really, I have so much reading and writing to do that I will probably have half work days which is totally fine with me]; I get excited by the prospect of having close to less than 3 online meetings for about two weeks, so...
Now, what we know is that we'll make a carrot cake, we'll make the Christmas tree and we'll probably listen to some carols, paint and spent time with family. I may also work on my list of activities for the new year.
How's your Christmas going to be?
. Make today count!