Day 199: Walk it Off

Re-acclimating is hard. I’ve been falling asleep by 9pm and waking up at 5:30am. Today I worked late and now I can barely keep my eyes open. As someone who often has trouble sleeping, I suppose it’s not a terrible thing that I can get to sleep very easily, but it’s starting to get in the way of work and life.

To combat this today, I left my desk midday and took a walk. Now it was chilly and rainy and generally gross outside, but the fresh air and the physical movement cleared my mind enough to get me through the rest of my work day. (The chocolate chip pumpkin bar that I picked up from the vegan coffee shop probably also helped). I imagine that if the weather would have been nicer, the effect would have been stronger. I think I will make this part of my routine as much as I can. Hopefully Chicago weather complies with my wishes soon!

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