Thank goodness it’s Thursday!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already nearing the end of January (where does the time go?). As Monday nears, I’m thinking a lot about what I want my goals for February to be. I’m happy that I’ve gotten in the habit this month of using my to-do list more productively than I have been in a while, but I definitely didn’t achieve my original goal of scheduling all my time. (On the bright side, I achieved some side goals I had made for myself in testing out a new habit app – more on that to come.) In February, I want my goal to be a little bit smaller and more defined – trying to always be working from a schedule wasn’t easy or discrete.
My first instinct is to make my February goal something about decluttering my house, since I’m currently in the middle of Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy. However, that’s really not a great target for me this month, as my work travels are limiting my days at home. Plus, when I am home, I’d rather be skiing! I think my best bet to “KonMari” my house is probably to spread that process out over a longer period rather than trying to cram it in just to make it fit a monthly goal. (Or tackle it in December when I usually have two weeks at home – bliss!)
The last few weeks have definitely indicated a stressed-out trend to me, and so I want to make sure that whatever goal I pick is going to help me calm down a little bit and get a little bit more of the self-care I know I need. This has been another busy, stressful, and exhausting week, and just when I want to be home and in bed, my flight was delayed an hour due to a flat tire. Of course I know better, given that I work in the airline industry and fly twice a week, but I still feel like a tire shouldn’t be that critical when we’re flying up in the air, right? 😉
The good news is, I’m on my way home now, and I simply can’t wait. I woke up this morning feeling like I might be getting sick, and since I didn’t have any afternoon meetings, I thought maybe I’d leave work after lunch and fly home early, so that I could curl up in bed for some much needed rest and try to prevent whatever this bug is from hitting me hard. Unfortunately, my afternoon ended up filling up with quite a few urgent things I didn’t want to miss, so I headed out as planned and now it will be at least 10pm before I get home. I try to remind myself that 10pm was an early arrival when I was commuting to New York instead of Denver, but the comparison unfortunately isn’t helping to make me feel much better. I imagine nothing will until I can fall into bed!
This weekend is a little bit up in the air for me right now. I have a business trip to the East Coast on Monday morning, but am currently in the process of making some adjustments to the itinerary. As a result, I won’t know until later tonight whether I need to fly out tomorrow afternoon or if I can spend the weekend at home. It’s really frustrating to me not to be able to plan my weekend because I don’t know my schedule, and I’m eager to get things locked down! But once I do that on the flight side, I think the plan side is going to involve a lot of sleeping, reading, and just generally trying to take care of myself and relax.
So… more of those things to come in February? I sure hope so.