A few weeks ago, at work, we were discussing the start of spring and the actual date that spring begins (March 20, if you didn’t know). I remember thinking then that spring seemed so far away, but here we are, March 18, and spring is only two days away. Daylight saving time started this past Sunday – another indication that long, sunny days are ahead. I feel a pressure to make the most of the sunlight, the days, the weekends – but there’s only so many hours and so many days and so much time a person can devote to other things before feeling burned out.
I wish I had more time in the mornings to slowly start my day – isn’t that what those articles always recommend, articles on being more productive, on being a “morning person”, on making the most of the your day? I’ve found ways to save time in the morning in little bits and pieces, saving 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there. I’ve stopped wearing makeup – part in defiance to my own vanity, and part to save time – stopped drinking coffee at home and drinking tea instead at work – stopped checking my email right when I wake up. Maybe that’s why I actually like getting to work really early – I’m able to do some of those things before having to get into work mode. The downside is having to wake up earlier, haha. Also the lack of good breakfasts. But today, I used an avocado I had brought, a bagel I bought from Starbucks, and cream cheese we had in the fridge to make a great breakfast. I am pretty happy right now.
But I wish I could have more time to read in the morning, make nice breakfasts. Maybe that’s what weekends are supposed to be for.