During a discussion today with a workmate, we realised that by Thursday I will not have spent a single night at home relaxing for an entire week.
7 full days.
Seriously, I am not usually THAT social, so what the heck has happened?
- Thursday night last week: shopping in preparation for corporate golf day the following day, finally home by 8pm after working stupidly long days at work the previous two days. Exhaustion plus.
- Friday night: corporate golf day entire day, after party that night. Home by midnight.
- Saturday night: bbq at a friend's house and games. Home by midnight.
- Sunday night: dinner with the girls. Home by 8pm, in bed by 9.15pm (pure bliss)
- Monday night: dinner with C
- Tuesday night: trivia at the bar with the girls
- Wednesday night: watching Liverpool soccer game at friend's place
- Thursday night: finally, A NIGHT AT HOME!
But to continue from there:
- Friday night: night out with the girls hitting the town
- Saturday/Sunday: possibly going for a road trip with C, otherwise I have a party on Saturday night, drinks and networking thing at lunch on Sunday, friend's place for a TV show finale Sunday night
- Monday night: NIGHT AT HOME
Once I had realised that I had all of that on, I knew something had to change. If I have learned anything about myself in recent months it's that I work on the following principles:
I need to consistently exercise. If I don't, I will lose motivation with my diet, and I also become naturally grumpier.I need to have nights at home sitting still and relaxing. Despite being super exciteable and loving life, without these down times I naturally become more stressed.Staying home means I save money. I have a lot of savings goals in the next 12 months (including saving 5k, a trip to New Zealand, a trip to Malaysia, and hopefully a trip to Brazil for the World Cup – ambitious much?)
Recently I have been sick with the flu for an extended period, so I have only just returned back to exercising. I'm focusing on getting back to a good sleep routine so that I can get up early to get my daily exercise without making myself exhausted. [...]