By Anne B
Howdy Ramblers! I hope you all are having a good week! On my side, I am writing this blog post at 12:30 am Wednesday night (or Thursday morning) and, to be honest, until a couple of hours ago, I was pretty uninspired as to what I could possibly write about. And then it hit me, why not write about how uninspired I was to get out of bed and do anything today. But then, also write about how I still somehow managed to turn my day around and turn it into a productive reset day. In other words, how I went from being a couch/bed potato to a productive, inspired potato.
On Tuesday night, I went to bed with the full intention of going to work the next day. I had set my alarm a little later than usual though because I knew I could sleep in and go in later than usual since I didn’t have any patient visits.
The next morning, my alarm rang at 7:30 am. I looked at the clock, looked at the sleeping cat at my feet, and decided to snooze…
Around 8:45 am, I woke up again to my phone and smartwatch buzzing with message notifications. I had one coworker going to the gym and one who decided to work from home. I thought about all the work I needed to get done and realized I could do all of it from home. So, I sent a message to my coworkers saying I’d be working from home too. Seeing that I had worked on Saturday and Sunday and that I’d spent the last 7 days at the lab, I felt like I deserved a little work from home day.
I was happy to be working from home, but I was so uninspired as to what to do with my day. I had a to-do list of all the stuff I needed to get done, butttt didn’t feel like starting it quite yet. So like any good coffee addict, I grabbed my French Press and a ton of ground coffee and made myself a big ass cup o’ joe. I had just gotten some apricot jam that I really wanted to try, but I was out of bread so I grabbed two bananas and spread some almond butter and apricot jam on them (#desperationbreakfast as my friend would say haha).
I still wasn’t inspired to open up my laptop and look at all the unread emails, so I started watching YouTube videos on minimalism and apartment cleaning. In case you guys haven’t noticed from the past few blogs, I’ve been really into minimalism and getting rid of a lot of my stuff on Bunz or donating/ recycling things mindfully.
After finishing my breakfast, I was still unmotivated to do any work so instead, I started deep cleaning my apartment. I had been working so much lately that I hadn’t vacuumed my apartment in two weeks and I could tell from the way my allergies were acting up from all the unvacuumed fur. So, I cleaned my dishes and grabbed my handy dandy vacuum. I got to my big, shaggy grey rug and realized how much of a hassle it was to clean it all the time. It’s hard to vacuum it properly even with a special brush accessory and for some reason, the rug is Chester’s favorite place to throw up. He doesn’t throw up too often, but I still have to scrub cat vomit out of the rug way too often for my taste. So, I made an executive decision and decided I would post the rug on Bunz. I spent the next hour and a half fully vacuuming the rug and spot cleaning any stains. Once it was all clean and dry, I snapped a picture of it and posted it on Bunz.
My living room feels a little weird without the rug but I also kind of like it. The place looks bigger, brighter, and that hardwood laminate floor will be so much easier to clean than the rug. While I was posting the rug on Bunz, I saw someone put an ISO (in search of) post for board games. I never use my board games and I honestly didn’t see myself using them, so I decided it would be better to hand them off to someone who would enjoy them. I messaged them and we quickly decided to meet in the evening at 6:45. I would give them the board games and an aux cord, and they would give me coffee, fruits, and a ton of other food. Since I’m decluttering, I’m trying to only trade for things I can consume like food, pantry items, vino, and skincare products.
I also had another Bunz trade planned at 5:15 where I was giving a pair of heels that are too big for a face scrub. I still had a lot of time though, so I grabbed my bedsheets and threw those into the washing machine. I didn’t have anything else to clean, so I figured now (2 pm) would be a good time to start working. I went through my to-do list, answered all my emails and so on until it was time to go to my first Bunz trade of the evening. It went so fast that I still had a good 30-45 minutes before going to my next trade. I went back to my apartment, grabbed a bag of shoes that were unfortunately too worn out to trade/sell and went to North Face. They have a shoe recycling program called Clothes the Loop that ensures that your shoes, no matter the condition, will not end up in the landfill. If you’re a big fan of North Face and like to shop there, you also get a $10 off $100 coupon.
After that, I went to my other Bunz trade. The trade itself took five minutes and after it was over, I hopped back onto the metro and headed towards Chinatown to meet up with my friends to eat some dumplings before going to a fireworks show by the river. I had kind of forgotten about our dumpling and fireworks plan, which is why I’m now writing this blog post past midnight oops.
Anyways, I hope y’all liked this little “a day in my life: reset day” style blog. No matter how slow your mornings may start, you can always turn your day around. However, if it is a 100% rest/reset day for you then go right ahead and do whatever activities you find relaxing and don’t worry about being productive.
Until next week, peace out Ramblers!