Reminder to Slow Down

Hi, everybody.

If you read my last post, you read that I TKO’d the guy I fought yesterday. Pretty cool feeling. But this morning I woke up and thought instantly, “you need to slow down”. My body is tired, my mind is tired, and my days run together. Maybe my routine is smacking me in the face and I’m not even acknowledging it? Who knows.

I do know I need to slow down. Take some more time to breathe everything in. I know this because my irritability is at an all-time high. If you ask me the same question more than once, I get angry. That’s not good. Not good at all. And it showed yesterday as I took out ALL of my anger on the poor guy I was boxing.

Not a bad place to take your anger out on someone, but still need to adjust my internal dialogue so I don’t have that anger, ya know?

Internal dialogue is something else. It’s a never-ending battle, at least that’s what it feels like. Some people say you can control it and be friends with your internal self (yes I sound crazy acting like they’re different from the you-you) but it’s true. Our internal dialogue says things our own selves would never think to say out loud. I’d love to be able to conquer that internal dialogue and think more positively about myself. That’s the goal for this week. Well, the second goal.

Goal 1: Slow down.

Goal 2: “Re-parent” myself by thinking more positively about my actions.

Oh, and have you thought about slowing down recently? Take a breath.

I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.

Recharge

Hi, everybody.

I hope your weekend went well!

I just started this email off like a blog–somewhat suitable since the work week starts all over again tomorrow. Speaking of starting all over again, it’s that time in my weekend where I try to “recharge”. What does recharging mean to me? Shit, still trying to figure that out. I’d love an ice bath, a large glass of ice water, and soundscapes. That sounds somewhat perfect. But instead I’ll settle for dog pets, ice water, and playing volleyball with a lack of effort in about three hours.

I do need to rest. However, there’s no time. Once I get back from volleyball, I need to prospect for the work week.

Where the hell does time go?

Why does it always feel like I’m chasing something?

Recharging is important, but it’s more important to understand what it takes for you to recharge. I’m still trying to figure that out. Once I do, I’ll clue you in. If you have some advice, feel free to comment away! Time for a shower. I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.

Pre-Nap Quick Thoughts

Hi, everybody.

Yes, I’m a grown ass man that takes naps in the middle of the day. I work from home, alright? Little human interaction, in front of the computer all day–it actually does get tiring. Sometimes it’s nice to shut the eyes for a bit to get a recharge.

But I always take thoughts to bed with me. I don’t know about you lot but I feel like that’s pretty normal. So… what are my thoughts today?

  • I’m worried I’m not driving enough results at work
  • I’m tired (duh)
  • I love my dogs so very much and thank them every day for being my work from home buddies
  • I really want a vacation
  • I’m excited to spar tonight
  • I’m excited to nap right now
  • Do I ever write anything of importance?

That last one digs at me sometimes. I’ve been writing on this blog for… 74 or 75 days straight now. Is it too much? Are you lot tired of reading about my routine, what I’m doing, how I’m feeling, etc.? Do I need to slow it down? Should I shift my focus to larger blog posts?

I DON’T KNOW. This is part of my routine and I very much enjoy doing it. Keeps my head on straight. But I don’t want you lot reading nonsense every day. I appreciate you and want to make sure that when you do click into one of my blogs, you enjoy it. So if you have any ideas, tips, whatever it may be, feel free to comment below.

NAP TIME!

I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.

Relaxation + Root Canal

Hi, everybody!

I started my day off with some of the most relaxing activities I’ve done in quite some time. Read a bit, sat with my dogs (they’re the best in the morning), and went to the gym for stretching + whirlpool/hot tub time. My body needed that.

Then I drove home. Well, started to… till I realized I had a root canal scheduled in five minutes. Quickly turned around and headed that way. Root canal wasn’t so bad, honestly, but the rest of my day ties together in a hilarious way.

I’m still in Boot Camp for my work. I’ve mentioned that. But today is a heavy speaking day. We’re supposed to practice our presentations (audibly) and work on our pitches (audibly). I was just asked to go before we were let on break. I tried, but the left side of my mouth isn’t working yet. Luckily she left me off the hook.

Speaking of hooks (wow, amazing what I just did there), I have hard sparring at 7:30 PM tonight. The doctor said I’ll be good to go. But it’s funny after getting some semi-heavy dental work done I’ll just head to the gym less than 12 hours later to get punched directly in the jaw (and probably on the left side because I tend to drop my left hand).

I’m grateful. All of these “problems” aren’t problems. They’re funny circumstances. Six months ago this shit would have stressed me out. Now it makes me laugh. Things change–and what do I always say?

Change is inevitable.

I always say that. That’s the answer. I say “change is inevitable”.

I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.