One little thing

One small change to my life has made a huge difference.

Ever since I moved to Tamworth – and subsequently moved into a house directly opposite my office – I don’t have to rush around in the morning.

butterfly

The pathway to my office is lined with lavender that attracts hundreds of butterflies

Let me be clear. I am not a morning person. I feel horrible before 8am. This is not because I’m lazy. It’s simply because my physiology doesn’t ramp up until later on in the day.

Being able to get up after 8am, have a peaceful breakfast, feed the cat, check on the chickens and still have enough time to get ready for work means that I feel a bajillion per cent better about life. The calm that characterises the first part of my day extends into the rest of it.

As someone who suffers from anxiety, this is profound. For years when I lived in the city, I felt utter dread upon waking. This wretchedness was compounded by having to stand next to a major road waiting for a bus, cram into crowded public transport and invariably run late for work.

Moving was a huge change but this quiet morning thing? I can keep this going wherever I live by making sure I live near my work.

What’s a little thing you could do that would make a big difference?

 

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5 Responses to “One little thing”
  1. FearTec says:

    Lucky, I need to cut down our commute by 20min or more.

  2. Emma says:

    Oh I love this Em.

    I’ve made a point of taking my time in the mornings too. I’m waking up half an hour earlier than I would usually. Eating breakfasts, taking my vitamins and attempting to meditate (this will become a practice I promise)

    The days when I don’t do this… I am rushed, I am late and I am stressed.

    Also loving the short commute to work…. 5m from bed to the lounge room and my desk 🙂 Heaven!

    Loving the website layout too you fabulous thing!

  3. Great post, Em. I like to have morning time too – but it’s east for me because like Emma I’m lucky that I work two rooms down the hall from my bedroom! The thing that keeps me sane is getting out into the day first thing – to the beach, into the sea, going for a short walk in the national park. That sets me up for the day 🙂

  4. Aims says:

    Love this post. Not a morning person myself and the morning commute crushes me. Hoping to score a job where this doesn’t happen!

  5. Oh I love this post too!

    Rushed is one of my absolute worst states to be in. I’m naturally pretty anxious, so if I have to rush to get ready, it really strings me out.

    Like some of the others here I’m only a few rooms away, but as No Impact Girl said, I think the best way to start the day is by heading out. I’ve learned that even when you’re a night-owl, and mildly neurotic like me, mornings can be lovely when they’re taken at their own pace!

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