I left it too late to post, and now I’m in bed, with the laptop on my, well, lap (haha), and the boy is agitating for me to turn the light out.
It’s 10pm and it’s already past our bedtime.
Tuesdays are the only days now I don’t work from home. Having the freedom I do on the other four days really makes me realise how much time we spend getting to and from commitments. Even when I worked in the city, I would spend anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half commuting. And that’s a short commute for a lot of people.
While I feel like I’m getting better at balancing my work and my client commitments, I still don’t feel like I have a proper weekly routine since I went back to work full time. That’s in large part because I haven’t really felt up to it mentally. I think, though, that’s probably the next thing to work on – getting a regular, weekly routine where the really important things are locked in, and I’m more accountable for my own time.
And it doesn’t mean I can’t keep some flexibility if I do it the right way.
Tonight I’m grateful for the positive feedback I’m getting from the people I’m working with right now. I’d forgotten what it’s like to be told you’re doing a good job, and what it can do for your confidence and productivity. I don’t take any of the positivity for granted.
A positive thing about myself today: I made myself a list of intentions at the start of the week, and I have been revisiting it each morning. So, every day I have a ‘today’ list, and a ‘this week’ list. So far every day I have worked through everything on the ‘today’ list each day. It’s amazing how much crossing even one small task of a list lightens your mental load.