Back to Reality

Today is Sunday and I am back to my normal life. I have just completed my first five days back at work. Things are starting to return to normal – well the new normal.

It was a strange week. I wasn’t doing my regular customer facing role as there are no customers to face. It was good to do something different and, without customers, focus and just get it done. It is the switching between tasks that I find hardest so it was nice to have the change.

Having to get up in the morning is the most noticeable change. I have never before had such a long period of not needing a wake time. The closest would be the summer holidays – but even then most of the time we were doing something.

During lock down my bedtime drifted further and further along. The latest it got was 0300 – which is an insane time to go to bed in my opinion. I have to really force myself to go to bed at a good time – if I don’t my bedtime will drift forward by a couple of hours each day. There was one day during lock down that I took a nap at around 1700!

I woke up this morning at 0430. I didn’t set an alarm I just woke up – so a little under six hours of sleep. I know though at that time of the morning I wouldn’t have been able to get back to sleep.

In an attempt to fix my sleep schedule I removed YouTube from my phone. I figured that without that distraction I would go to bed sooner. Did it work? Nope. Now I just watch on my iPad instead!

Perhaps I need to remove YouTube from that too.

Being in lock down has been quite eyeopening for me. It gave me a feel for what my life would be like if I didn’t have anywhere to be. In someways it was a struggle and in other ways it was amazing.

It would be nice to have the company of a dog – that might make walks more enjoyable – but in general I am okay. The walks I have been going on have basically just been a 10,000 (ish) circuit from my house and back. I pass the time with an audio book. It would be nice to have more places to go but at least I get little fireworks graphics on my pedometer.

I wish I could say that I have learned something invaluable to carry on with now that full time work has resumed – unfortunately that is not the case. I still have many projects and chores to do and am setting myself too much.

I hope that everyone that is reading this is happy and healthy. Thank you very much for reading and I will see you next time.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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