Consistency is key

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I’ve previously mentioned how much I’m enjoying having a routine now that I am funemployed. One of the huge upsides of that is that I’m getting to the gym almost every day. Twice on some days.

I’m eating great food, mostly vegan or vegetarian. I’m not drinking a huge amount, exepct for a recent night with the gym girls with waayy too much wine, resulting in a very hungover class the next morning. I digress.

Anyway, guess what? This new lifestyle has been really impactful. I’ve lost weight since the start of the year; 4kg as of this morning. My skin is clearer and less red, probaby because I’m not wearing make up and living in air conditioned environments almost 24/7 like I did when I was working. My stress levels are super low too. My feet are happier because I’m in trainers or flip flops 99% of the time.

Obviously this lifestyle is unsustainable, or rather my bank will view it as unsustainable because eventually I’ll run out of money and need to return to work. There are many irons in fires, both here and abroad, so it’s only a matter of time until I go back down the mines. Or at least pull on my corporate clothes again.

So, with that in mind, I’m trying really hard to create healthy habits that will continue once I return to work. And because I’m a big nerd, I’ve written them in a list to make sure I don’t forget what I need to do to remain healthy once work begins. Here’s what’s on it so far:

  1. Exercise. Sweat as often as possible, but also stretch so my broken body doesn’t deteriorate further.
  2. Eat well. Follow a plant-based diet as often as possible. Tweak protein and carb levels as required.
  3. Meditate daily. Mindfulness is a wonderful gift which I’m just rediscovering. It’s a wonderful way to manage stress, but also to be a better version of myself.
  4. Wear comfortable shoes. A pair of snazzy trainers will be incorporated into my work wardrobe when I return to corporate life.
  5. Socialise. Spent more time with the people I love. My family, my friends, their kids. Hell, even their pets. They fill my cup.
  6. Play the long game. I know where I want to be in 10 years time, and I want to maintain focus on that
  7. Have fun. Because I don’t want to look back and think that I missed out on anything.
  8. Get outside. Being in nature is super grounding for me. And it will be even more important to do that when I’m back at work.

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