If you would have told me in January that we would be working from home for at least a month in March and April (and maybe into May), I would have laughed. And probably said a swear. And then laughed some more.
But here we are…Day 25.
I am someone who can easily slip down the negativity slope, but I am trying hard to not be that person. I am really trying to see the good in this dire situation, as hard as that might be. It’s a struggle some days.
I know there are a ton of heroes our there who aren’t having the same experience these, and for them I am extremely thankful. I have been sure to support them any way I can (one of my favorites is buying items like these mugs where a portion of proceeds are donated). What I am about to outline here I know is only possible because of the nurses, doctors, emergency response personnel, grocery/retail store workers, and others who remain active on the frontlines in these times. For them, I am forever grateful.
So what have I experienced so far in working from home? Well…
1.) REMEMBERING HOW MUCH LIKE I EXERCISING
In recent years, I haven’t had the time to exercise like I used to. This whole working from home has given me the time to really check out the classes in the Peloton App. I have been able to do at least one class a day, and I have seen myself get stronger and stronger. That has been an amazing perk.
2.) ENJOYING ALL THE COFFEE
Even thought I enjoy coffee year round, I have had time to actually savor it, not just guzzle it once it already cooled. I have also been able to take inventory of my mugs, which I have been featuring over on Instagram in my stories by having a #MugOfTheDay. It’s been a ton of fun.
3.) DESIGN TIME
I haven’t hid the fact that I throughly enjoy designing things—this is why I offer design services complimentary to my couples. It has been nice to have a few extra moments to let my creative juices flow in this direction for a bit. I don’t always get to work on new designs, so it has been nice to be able to for a bit.
4.) BURN LESS FOSSIL FUELS
I drive for a living. Not literally of course, but I put nearly 24,000 on my new Rav4 the first year I had it. I am always going somewhere…so it has been nice to be in one place for a little bit.
5.) A NORMAL SLEEP SCHEDULE
It has been the longest time since I’ve been able to just sleep without an alarm. I average a whopping six hours of sleep a night. Anytime I would try to sleep in, I would overcompensate and would wake up way later than intended. I have been able to fall into a sleep rhythm for the first time in years, and I feel so much better.
No matter how bad, there is a little good in everything. What good are you seeing in this situation?
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