Today I’m sharing a day in the life post. I always find them interesting to read from other bloggers, so I figured I’d share another one too.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve last shared a DITL post here on the blog. I think that last time I wrote one was back in October. It’s hard to believe how much has changed since then! My everyday life definitely feels different today compared to 2019. I’m not teaching yoga in person right now and my workouts are at home ones instead of heading to the gym.
My alarm goes off and I instantly hit snooze. I was awake for a couple hours in the middle of the night so I’m craving a few more minutes of sleep. It’s tough to get moving this morning.
I finally wake up and check my phone while I’m still in bed – social media, emails, etc. After about 15 minutes I feel like I’m “caught up” and ready to start the day for real.
I spend a few minutes at my desk doing a few small things on my computer like sharing links to blog posts on social media before I get dressed in workout clothes.
I head to the basement to get my workout started. I check out the Peloton app and pick out a workout. It’s been my go to source for workouts for the last month or two. I don’t feel comfortable returning to my gym yet, so I think at home workouts will be a thing for me for awhile still.
I finish up my workout and share it on social media. It was a tough HIIT workout. There were so many squats and mountain climbers! HIIT workouts always surprise me for some reason. They seem to fly by but I still feel like I get in a great workout. After my workout I spent 10 minutes doing a full body stretch on the app as well. Taking the time to stretch is always time well spent for my tight hips and hamstrings. Thankfully I’m doing a lot more stretching after workouts now that I’m doing them from home versus the gym.
I take a shower and get dressed for the day.
I prepare for a 10 am video appointment. While I would definitely rather that there not be a pandemic happening right now, I am grateful that some in person appointments and meetings can happen via phone/video. It saves me time and gas driving to appointments.
My appointment ends and I’m grateful that it was able to happen thanks to the internet. It was great and I’m grateful that I didn’t have to wait until in office visits are a thing again. I get started on my to do list for the day and spend some time working on the computer.
I realize that I’m starting to get hungry for lunch and I head to the kitchen to make something to eat. I decided on a leftover chicken burger, coleslaw, and a couple hard boiled eggs for some extra protein.
I’m done eating so I get back to work. I decide to grab my laptop and head to the backyard to work. Being able to work outside is a treat. I reply to some emails (they never seem to end) and focus on some behind the scenes blog stuff that I’m been putting off. It feels really good to get some of that stuff done because it’s been on my mind for longer than I’d like to admit.
I look down at my Fitbit and realize that it’s almost 3. I need another change so I head back to my desk and work from there, where I get started on this blog post and work on another one for later this week. My to do list is slowly but surely getting smaller and smaller. It feels good to see things get crossed off.
My ability to concentrate is getting more and more challenging, so I decide to take a break from work for a bit and head back to the backyard to read for a bit.
I’m currently reading Mrs. Everything (affiliate link) by Jennifer Weiner. I really enjoy Jennifer’s books so it’s a great way to give myself a break.
I head back to my desk to finish the last few things that I wanted to get done for the day. I’m so close!
I finish up what I’m working on and get started heating up some leftover homemade pizza for dinner. Homemade pizzas are one of my favorites because I get to make it exactly how I want it. I went with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. I used a store bought crust which ended up being better than I thought it would be. It’s always a nice surprise when something is better than you think it’ll be.
While I’m eating I put on an episode of The X Files on Prime. I used to watch it as a teen in junior high and high school, so it’s fun to watch it now as an adult. I remember being really creeped out during a few episodes, but now it just feels cheesy instead of scary. Some of the special effects haven’t aged very well, so that’s probably part of it.
Even though I thought that I was done with work for the day, I end up working on my blog a bit more. It doesn’t require much concentration – it’s more tedious than anything, so I put on another episode of The X Files while I get it done.
I turn off the computer for real this time. I spend a bit of time scrolling through social media – mostly Instagram which I’m really enjoying right now. Does anyone else go through phases of liking one form of social media more than others for a few weeks or months?
My lack of sleep last night is catching up with me, so I end up getting changed into my pajamas early and reading my book in bed.
I can’t keep my eyes open anymore so I turn off the light and head off to dreamland!
What’s a typical day look like for you? Has it changed much since 2019?
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