How are you doing today at your headquarters? Enjoying winter time and Christmas preparation already or like me finishing projects and being desperate for the holidays to come. I took this picture last night after returning from another long working day looking exactly like this: desperate for sleep, food and a break from work.
Last night I entered my apartment throwing aside my coat and bag not feeling the need to fulfill any kind of duties like putting away my stuff properly. On my way home I ordered a pizza for the third time this week, because shops close at eight pm in Munich and I really did not have any groceries nor the nerve to be cooking late night. So, it was a Margherita, again.
The first night it was great eating pizza, I mean come on who doesn’t love pizza?! – The second time it felt okay, and this Thursday, simply awful. All I wanted was a healthier lifestyle which got me thinking about what was actually causing me feeling so unhealthy in my current way of getting through the day. Let me illustrate it for you:
2:00 -4:00 // I don’t really get so much solid sleep (‘oh no’)
7:00 // I get up and zombie myself to work (‘what is beauty? I forgot’)
9:00 // I buy food on my way to work and eat an unsatisfying breakfast at my desk, because I need to finish a specific topic before lunch (‘bääh’)
13:00 // Quick lunch because there is deadlines and work overload and I still need to get that other presentation done for tomorrow my boss requested (‘thank god there is always someone with similar situations so I am not eating alone’)
15:00 // Candy time where I go searching for some sugar hype at the vending machines meeting and greeting others with same interest and desire (‘this is ridiculous’)
17:00 // Coke isn’t gonna help pushing my brain any further, so there has to be more warp with an energy drink (‘yikes’)
20:00 // About time to get the hell out of here and get home where I cannot stop thinking about solving work issues (‘why? – just stop’)
21:00 // Starving for warm dinner – pronto! (‘at least it’s hot and was only 3.99’)
(‘Really?! This is my life?!’)
THE CYCLE OF DESPERATION
Working long hours is okay if you really like your job, which I thankfully do, however the nutrition situation spread over 24 hours one day offers is definitely worth improving. You know how they call the belly fat of board members: ‘the executive spread’ – no wonder, this lifestyle is really unhealthy when practicing permanently. There is basically no room for exercising, rejuvenating or piece of mind.
So, step 1 is recognition. Step 2 will mean ideation for change and Step 3 will be the execution of a new work-heath-style. As I am wrapping up this year already and will be enjoying my holidays soon, I will figure out some ideas and make it a New Year’s resolution. I would really appreciate any of your ideas and maybe you can share your experiences with me, so I can come up with a smart way to be dealing with staying out of this devilish cycle in 2015!
Let me know about your experiences and ideas how to do better in 2015!