First-quarter of the year almost done and dusted. It’s back to the routine of endless meetings, interrupted sleep and losing track of time: what day is it? *frantically looks at the calendar* it’s Thursday (and you have a meeting scheduled at 7pm). For two weeks on end, my “me-time” is replaced with virtual meetings that seem to drag on for eternity. The only pro to these meetings is that I can rock up in a sharp blazer over a crisp white shirt, paired with my favourite leggings or shorts – and NO ONE WILL KNOW.
“Power dressing” tia banar.. more like “inda tekain kain”. haha.
In small doses, these meetings can be quite enjoyable sebenarnya. The interactions can be quite stimulating and I always look forward to the “dynamic” that the super powers bring to the table. After all these years, i still chuckle to myself when participants “Thank the Chair for giving them the floor” (macam di Court Furniture saja) followed by a series of phrases or idioms that people get wrong , which mind you, no one dares to correct. My favourite is still “MY BALLS are in YOUR court” *said with conviction of a sitau gaban* .
I guess with the pandemic restrictions still in place, this is really how my life will be looking like for the rest of the year. Sama saja macam last year. To be honest, I’m not sure what to make of that. I’ve started getting vivid dreams of buying Angus steak at a foreign grocery store and getting caught by MORA officials for it. hahaha.
But as usual, you must remember to be grateful.
I’ve ran out of things to do, people to see that my nights are now replaced with minyak kapak and a booster gun and an endless supply of Tiktok videos. These days, I get sore from something as low impact as hot yoga. I believe this is also called, ageing. I’ve stopped lifting weights for the time being (or as my Oz friend would refer to as “lifting TINS at the gym” LOL) cause honestly, even if it makes my body look a little bit better, i can’t say i enjoy it as much. It’s also such a narcissistic sport and i prefer being outside running in the sun – alone. Some long runs i do enjoy with people but most runs i like to start and finish on my own, at my own pace and my own time. My way or the highway 😛
I had a friend who recently had reached out to me cause he said he was feeling unmotivated and that he has gained 15kgs since December. I was so disappointed cause he was doing sooooo well 🙁 . The main reason: he didn’t have anyone to run/workout with. I have a feeling he fell-out from his group of “friends”. That’s the thing with a group friends especially those who you only see on a social basis and you have not had the chance to bond with properly or for some reason’t just cant.It’s usually temporary and one shouldn’t depend on them for anything especially when you’re trying to achieve something. It’s also very rare that a group of people would be genuinely interested in your success. This and also people come and go. In which case, if you have a goal, better to do it alone.
Motivation must always come from within. The people who cheer you on are good to have but are also optional.
You are your own best friend. You. Beautiful you.
Anyway, another crazy week at work. I wish i can fast-forward to next Sunday. But by the draw of the luck* , it is what it is..so help me gawwwwwd. I’m still setting mini goals for myself and this week it will be to:
– drink lots and lots of water.
– NP (at least ONE).
– morning 10 minute Calm app meditation (cause i paid alot for this)
– get at least four runs in (ive recovered from my injury)
– two hot yoga sessions.
– slow down on the coklet and sweets.
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*Hahahaha i get it wrong too. it’s “the luck of the draw” hahaha