A long day today at work with no computers and no phones. Difficult to get any work done and especially frustrating as this is my last week before I go on a month’s leave, so I’ve got plenty that needs doing. I filed and sorted invoices, shuffled paper around and looked out the window a lot today. It was chilly, but bright and sunny outside, so I decided to take a longer lunch break and have a wander in the nearby bush.
We are lucky enough to be surrounded by bushland on all sides (pretty much) at my work. It won’t be there forever ; we are soon to have new premises built which will take away most of the natural flora and landscape. While a new building will be nice and bring all my workmates back together in one place, it will be sad to see the loss of the trees and wildflowers, not to mention the birdlife and reptiles. I worry about the cockatoos and skinks, snakes, and possums that make their home there.
So today I soaked up the sun, wandered among the grass trees and banksias, and took a few happy snaps of the surrounding bushland. So many beautiful textures and colours. I would have been quite content to amble about by myself for hours, but that’s probably not the safest idea and I was still expected to be at my desk (albeit positioned near a window so I could stare out of it) until home time. Such a shame.
I should go for a walk more often during my lunch break. Most days I don’t even have a lunch break. I just forget to. I often eat at my desk, which is naughty, I know. I sit at my desk, grumbling at my computer, drinking too much tea and getting fat. A daily midday walk would be much more productive and would mean I could forego my after-work walk which, I must admit, has also fallen by the wayside, much like my promise to eat better and stress less.
So, today, I walked. Not far and not too briskly, but at least I got up from my desk and got some fresh air and sunshine.
Hope you managed to do the same today (or can at least promise to try to do it tomorrow).