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[personal profile] jack
Since I started work in bar hill (about 3 months now, eek!) I've been going to the gym here twice a week.

I think I have very slowly started to improve again. I have a long way to go to regain my previous best. I'm not sure if the improvement is due to more reliable running with treadmill, or due to doing weights more strenuously as well.

The paradox of improvement seems to apply to many other parts of my life as well. I'm not happy unless there's something I'm working towards. If I'm failing I'm not *happy*, but if I have *no* pressure, I'm listless in a different way.

I have been slowly learning how to vary the amount I intend to do each day. Some days that's "get changed, reply to emails, go to bed" and sometimes it's quite a bit, but if there's some connection between what I intend and what I do, I feel a lot better, regardless of the actual amount.

I still find it very hard to fit things in though. Ideally I could do things like housework in the edges and gaps, 5min here and there, but it doesn't usually happen as well as it might. Every so often I try to set good habits, and things improve a certain amount, but still short of what would be better.

Date: 2017-05-11 07:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
I have typing-break software on my computers (to try and keep RSI at bay), and I find on WFH days that I can go and do a domestic thing during a typing break (loading the washing machine, hanging out the load I put in earlier, etc) - it's about the right amount of time, gets me away from the machine during said typing break, and means I can gently progress the house while not feeling I'm goofing off work to do so.