Man, the past month has been such a whirlwind of activity – a visit home, training, a wedding, and a team meeting. I FINALLY feel caught up in most areas of my life!
While I was back in Miami this past week, two of my teammates were in town for a meeting. We worked hard during the day and played hard at night. This essentially equates to lots of meals out and not a lot of rest.
Team dinner at Khong River House! One of the best Miami dining experiences
I’ve had to date.
It was fun while it lasted but now it’s time to get back into a routine of sorts!
Starting this week, I am pressing the reset button and bringing sleep, water, and home cooked meals back into the picture.
Here’s the plan:
1. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
2. Drink at least 50 ounces of water every day.
3. Get back into meal planning mode and minimize dinners out to once (maybe twice) a week.
It’s interesting how five years ago my “reset” plan would have looked completely different. Instead of understanding that a few weeks of unstructured living is ok and sometimes very much needed, I would have freaked out and created a 10 point plan on how to get back on track. Oh the stress I put on myself! The old me was a slightly neurotic individual.
After coming home to Miami, I realized that while I do thrive on some kind of structure/routine, I absolutely need to let loose every few months or so. Over the past month, I spent lots of quality time with people I love and adore, I ate amazing food, and I truly enjoyed every minute. The “break” could not have come at a better time! I feel refreshed and energized in all areas of my life and am ready to take on the rest of 2014!
Have a great Monday!
6 thoughts on “Pressing the Reset Button”
I know how you feel! We’ve been traveling and celebrating a lot of different things and it means things can get crazy and I feel like I need to “detox” (but by detox I just need rest, more water, and less wine haha)
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Parita – your plan sounds awesome! We need “Unstructured” living to balance off our structured bits and pieces – glad you have changed your outlook – live and learn right?
Hope you have a wonderful week!
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I ate cupcakes for dinner and crumble for lunch and too many burgers and not enough water. I NEED a reset too! I think I have scurvy…
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You know I love this post..and your outlook towards health! I would hate to see the old you and old me in a room- there’d be way too much UNNECESSARY stress flying around ;)!
You’re back! I’m glad to see P 2014 VS P 2009 trumping the latter. Wise wise cookie.
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I cringe when I look back at the pressure I put on myself and my own version of the “10 point plan.”
As I enjoy a much needed vacation I hear you…I am giving in to the no-structure and I am doing okay with it.
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