I am very well aware that we are halfway into the semester and this isn’t the best time to ramble on the internet. That said, here I am enjoying my morning tea ritual. This week has been eventful, aside from the #SydneyStorm situation (Mother Nature’s way of testing my dedication to tertiary education, I say).
Friday was another one of those perfect days, when:
- I have a creaseless outfit planned
- I have enough time in the morning to make the most of my layers with loose curls
- I don’t stumble out of the house without packing enough food
- The music I’m listening to somehow fits the moment
- All forms of public transport let me arrive at my destination on time or even a bit earlier…
- So I can grab a good coffee from the cafe across the road
- I stroll into the office with nothing but good vibes
- I get to work on something creative
- There’s an interesting conversation going on
- At the end of the day, I feel strangely invigorated by what I’ve experienced
For someone who mostly worries about uncertainty, taking the time to reflect and think about the bigger picture is like having a breeze just pass through my wasteland of a brain. I don’t do this enough, but when I take the time to write these things down (or put it on Instagram), it feels great – maybe there’s an increase in activity in dopamine neurons when you’re thankful.
Regular mental time-outs are an important habit to cultivate whether it’s fitting in a sun salutation before the 8am drive to work or having a baking session every weekend. A friend of mine once likened it to training for a marathon – you can’t expect to run 50 km without preparing often for such a physically demanding activity.
So I’ll keep running.
And one day I’ll realise I’m more than ready.