Thanks to Covid, in 2020 I was able to spend a few months doing what I enjoy – working from home. While I like my colleagues and job, I’ve been commuting a long distance for a long time, and I cannot state my over-it-ness. It seems I’ll have to return to on site work when medically approved, but at least for these few months, I found some work from home morning rituals that I’m really going to miss.
Work From Home Morning Rituals
For the first part of covid, I wasn’t able to move. A broken/not broken foot (the jury is still out) meant that I was limping for weeks. That meant I could watch everyone going for walks but not walk myself. Then limping set off my back injury… which means it was even longer before I got physio approval to exercise again. Usually I’m up so early to commute that exercise before work isn’t an option (I refuse to get up any earlier than I already do), so it has been a nice change to be able to fit it in before I start work. It’s a bonus too – walking before work means my back is a bit looser before I sit at a desk.
Usually I’m up so early I just grab my stuff and leave. I often make food at work before I start for the day and eat it while catching up on emails at my desk. It has been so nice to have the time in my day to eat food, let it go own, relax and just actually like digest things before I do anything for the day. It’s the little things, am I right?
I don’t always have a bath, or read, or read in the bath, but with time in my day not being waste by commuting, this became a possibility. I was able to heat-bathe my back post walk, and read. And basically just be all actually genuinely taken care of before I started work for the day.
It’s amazing what you can do when you’re not wasting your life commuting.