Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (Day 277)
Relaxing Music for the week: Serenity: Liquid Mind (10:01) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEIb6ZMPQM0
Question: What’s one thing you could stop doing today to improve your physical health?
Answer: Get more sleep. And I can be much smarter about the things I’m doing before bed in order to get more sleep. For example, right now, I need to get another car now that my car was totaled and I had to return my rental. I’ve been trying to decide what my next vehicle will be and have narrowed it down to three: Mazda CX-9, Mazda CX-5, and Honda CR-V. I’ve been looking online for dealership within 50-75 miles of Jamestown. I’ve read review after review after review about all three cars. I’ve also walked around parking lots to see what I’ve liked the most. And if I can find a way to get a great deal, I will most likely purchase one for me and one for Rebecca, if the cards line up right. Why am I sharing this? Because I can’t stop thinking about it, so much so that I’ve been getting about 4 hours of sleep the past three nights because I’m spending so much time looking for the right vehicle at the right price. Add to that my trip to the 2021 National Academic Advising Association’s National Conference, and I’m just not going to get any sleep. Two nights ago, I spend the wee hours of the morning not on cars, but how I plan to end one of my presentations, playing several scenarios in my head. Instead of letting it stress me out, I just deal with it as best I can. And that’s okay. But I know that if I can get control of my sleep, I bet I would be healthier in so many areas of my life. Sleep, sleep, sleep!
As I finished this post, it made me think of an article that I read two days ago that probably describes me. When I find something that I want to do, I have a tendency to be pretty obsessed with it. And this article talks about the same thing, except as work.
- Stop Focusing on Work-Life Balance If You Want to Be Successful – https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/386928
I know that a few of you may not agree with it, but it’s definitely something that I identify with, that’s for sure. Not necessarily everything in the article, but definitely a good portion of it. I will share that I don’t actually believe in work-life balance, because I don’t believe that life and work should be at the same level. Work is a piece of life, just like family, and health. Why don’t we ever talk about work-health balance, work-family balance, or work-health-family balance?