Back to It

Is 6pm a reasonable time to go to bed as an adult? At the end of my first day back in work, I’m feeling the effects of the early alarm.

It has been good to be busy today. There’s a lot going on and, as usual, there was no easing back in gently. It’s going to be a busy week.

I’m quite proud that I have managed to go for a walk after work and am nearly at 10,000 steps. It felt natural to go out again when I got home; there wasn’t a feeling of obligation or any reluctance. It could be that my evening walk is properly becoming a habit, which would be brilliant. I’m aiming for at least 4/7 days of 10,000 steps, so I’ll see how I get on with that target. Hopefully I can then build upon that activity in other ways, too. It all feels like progress.

At the risk of sounding like a total loser, today has been much nicer due to the fact I was wearing new shoes. I’m not talking about an elegant pair of heels here (I’m almost exclusively a flats girl and usually reckon the more orthopaedic a shoe looks, the better) but a pair of very sensible Clarks Trigenic shoes. The are supposedly designed to support walking and are so soft and supportive that my 10,000 steps today have been delightful.

My self care routine this evening has also included a mindfulness session. It’s the first time I have practised for ages and although my mind did wander somewhat, I did a body scan and feel much calmer for having done it. I can see myself returning to this meditation over the next few days.

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