Heeeello! Happy Friday!
I spent the last two days at an offsite retreat for my department at work, dedicated to team building and sharing what different offices are currently working on. Even though it was held here in the local area, it included an overnight stay at the hotel that the retreat was at in Redondo Beach. (Side note: why the heck are hotel beds so much comfier than sleeping in your regular bed at home?!) Anyways, it was such a positive experience and reminded me how excited I am to be in this new role.... even if this introverted extrovert (or is it extroverted introvert...?) was completely drained from the lack of quiet time and random small talk by the end of it. :)
It made me want to start thinking about goals - for the month, and this new chapter in my life.
It also reminded me how darn exhausted I am. This transition back to office life and commuting to work every day has definitely been more difficult than I was anticipating, and I'm still trying to get the hang of it. I mean, I don't entirely mind it, and I DID do it before (for years), but my body is undeniably worn out after these last three weeks.
Surprisingly, I'm also having to get used to the simple fact of being home far less often. Call me naive, but I didn't imagine that would be a factor that would end up weighing as much on me. I'm working longer hours than I was previously, which has meant less time with the ones I love (including that goofy furball of mine).
I'm honestly too tired to dream up my "new chapter" goals or whatever you want to title that longer-term vision, so I'm going to stick with some short-term, more accessible ones for the moment, since they're springing to mind a bit more easily.
- Make rest a priority. (Earlier bedtime, anyone?)
- Continue to hone in on more organization habits, including with prep for the work day.
- Think more strategically and delegate so as to not burn yo' self out.
- Less dairy.
(^^ I know that last one seems ridiculously random, but if you recall, I realized a few months ago that eating cheese and other dairy regularly has a profound impact on my energy levels, so.... pizza doesn't have to be eaten every single week, right?)
I'd also like a doughnut, considering it's National Doughnut Day and all, but ya know... if one could be delivered to my current spot on the couch, that would be fantastic. ;)
Next post I'll tell ya'll about the awesome guest speaker we heard from at my retreat today; she discussed implicit bias, and I found it pretty fascinating. In the meantime, have a lovely weekend, friends!
Tell me what the highlight of your work week was! Do you have any goals for June?