My Reboot Week 1 – Rock Bottom

Dance, Love, Sing
Dance, Love, Sing

If we were having coffee I’d tell you about how this was the week that I was supposed to be starting my reboot…..not the best time of year I know but there is something telling me not to wait until the new years resolutions kick in!

The weekend after we last met was taken up with organising, sorting shifting in prep for our autumnal house push.  A reorg of some key pieces, the boys bedrooms, some swing space to start the decorating…..and my back slowly went through the day…..I pressed go on that order for that new mattress!

The clocks changing seems to have brought the first frost that I’ve noticed a sky so crisp and bright that I ask myself what’s wrong with me….breathe it in it’s a beautiful day.

Monday and the changing colours of the new me is feeling a little broken, my back has definitely gone from the furniture shuffle.  So no gym this week which I was really going to bring into my new me new routine.   The extra imaginary hour was going to be my saviour as a I put it to good use.  It’s now light rather than dark when the alarm goes off which I know will be temporary.

I’m on the wrong side of the house to watch the sun rise as I have a tea in bed….my first rule broken avoid tea in bed.  My Achilles heal to procrastination in the morning……my back has gone from the weekend sorting,  what’s a guy to do.  I’m not even going to contemplate cycling in let alone the gym.

Used all my will power whilst drinking tea not to look at any star wars spoilers, theories and trash.  To say I’m excited about this film is an understatement!


Thursday and still on the bus into work,  managed to walk home twice this week and amazingly makes the back feel better.  it’s cold and bright today.  To give you an idea though.  The ground is covered in black ice, and my wife came off her bike yesterday as it gave way underneath her that’s how cold it is despite the clocks just changing.

I’ve started some minimal back exercises that a friend at work passed on.  I feel at rock bottom body wise.

Saturday morning and I’m sat in my new desk position in the study……I’m not sure yet.  The goal was to point me in the direction of the window so I could see outside.  In an effort to rekindle the feelings I had of home when I was boy, with my desk by the window, a house in a village, the village in a valley on the edges of the lake district where I’d look at the farm on the hill, the clouds and ever changing seasons.   A distraction from the homework I should have been doing!

The window is now an annoying source of light in my periphery vision….but…………if I look beyond the glass……..I see an amazing range of autumnal colours from reds, auburns and changing greens.  A huge Willow tree like grandfather time framing the whole scene as I gaze onto the back gardens of my neighbours.  A skyline of houses that have been there since 1890.

A distraction perhaps from doing my homework, from blogging or logging into work….but lets call it mindfulness which I’m in need of.

I’ve now been sat here an hour or so, a fresh coffee on the go.   I didn’t notice the hour fly by flitting between the notes and the ideas I have in onenote.   Maybe, just maybe the desk is right.  I posted the start of my reboot page.  Just realised I need to add it into the menu.  I know it needs work but going for the 80-20 rule and trying to get stuff done by not being a perfectionist.

Physically I just haven’t been able to start my reboot, although in one sense I’ve started by getting myself to a rock bottom position…..the only way is up right!

This is my post for the weekend coffee share, and my reflections on a minor lifestyle reboot as I countdown to 50, thank you for popping by, if you like my ramblings and want to hear first hand how I’m getting on in the kitchen as a cook or my latest adventure then please subscribe at the top right, to either my WordPress account or my picture diary (instagram feed).

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13 thoughts on “My Reboot Week 1 – Rock Bottom

  1. I think it sounds wonderful to have your desk by the window. I just re-arranged my daughter’s room this week, and put her desk in front of the window. I think looking out the window is a good kind of distraction, encouraging ones creativity and imagination. I hope your back is feeling better, and that you take some time to yourself to enjoy this weekend.

    1. Thankyou, and I know I should take some time for me. The sorting is really a cathartic exercise. Long overdue, even hooking my stereo up and playing an old mix tape whilst working. I was inspired by my son as he asked for his desk by the window. Made me think it was time!

  2. I’m so sorry about your back! Since I am 51 and have arthritis, I suffer from little pains in different places. I missed my yoga class this last week and it makes a horrible difference. I am back to the chiropractor Monday. If I get off my routine, I will hurt. Moving furniture would definitely set me off balance. I hope it improves! Enjoy the Star Wars movie. I normally don’t see them until they have been out a while. Might see the new Terminator this weekend though; my son talked me into it, he is quite a fan. Maybe I am, too!

    1. I should have kept up with the terminator franchise, now I don’t know what order they are in, and I lost track with time travel one? I think. I’m sure having Linda Hamilton in will make this one great. Sorry to hear about the arthritis and understand about the yoga. I blame myself for my back pain i should have been more careful.

  3. A window with a view – sounds like both a blessing and an distraction. And a bright window on my peripheral view would trap me in thoughtful staring. I’d love it, but my writing would take a huge hit.

    I do like the idea of “rebooting”. I’m going to go stand by my window and think it through. . .

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