The 7 day streak is long gone and the fear of keeping it going has to. It got too much for me I have to say. That and a number of other things like staring at the computer screen for 12 hours a day over the last few days. A mammoth milestone at work coming to fruition this weekend.
I’ve managed to shape some kind of routine where the first hour of the day is my own over the last few months. If I do manage to not hit the snooze button it starts with a bit of yoga, an attempt to stave of the back pain from sitting in a chair all day. A bout of fresh air, although it’s dark now. The bonus of the shift in daylight hours long gone.
Breakfast, I’m working through some chocolate porridge concoction from Jamie’s Superfoods, the boys tried it once and I’ve since been left with the consequences. It’s a date, cocoa and hazelnut affair, that grows on you as you get to the bottom of the bowl.
I then take my coffee or tea through to front room, head phones on, Einaudi, breathe and then read for the remaining time until such that I need to plug into the real world.
I’ve got through a few leadership books that have sat on the shelf for a while, a treat for me if I get through one book is to intersperse with a lunch time interview with the FT. 42 interviews combined in one book, the rich and famous, an eclectic mix that make me think about the world differently.
Rather than read this morning, I’m plugging away talking to you and if you’re still reading this, then thank-you for your time as it’s precious! I’m sat in the armchair next to a big old fireplace, I’m still powering up with piano music and wondering what lays ahead for the Friday. I hope you have a good one.