chemgeek

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  1. Chemgeek finds the balance in the Force

    Good plan. Trying to get to an after-hours clinic doc during Moving Week at work was a bad, bad plan. Well, unrealistic. Anyway. After 6 hours of my work day being spent moving and making my wrist more upset with me a bit and working 1.5h extra, I am skipping martial arts. I've had enough exercise lifting and moving things, I'm tired, stressed (Change is stress. It is good change, but change is stress), and frankly after spending 9.5 hours coordinating ALL THE THINGS in the lab move and another big project that couldn't be put on pause, I simply don't have enough brain left to coordinate children for two hours and I don't want to risk snapping at them. Ever get decision fatigue? I've made decisions all day at work. I don't want to make decisions anymore. When I go to class in this state, I end up losing my temper. When I lose my temper, the club loses students, or I piss off other black belts, or both. Better for everyone if I stay home. And I got my exercise in today anyway. Packing and moving things counts, especially when it's lab kit. Can do martial arts Saturday, and then Sunday I am planning to rent out some training space for some extra training to make up for slacking this week. I need to get Sandan sometime this decade.
  2. Chemgeek finds the balance in the Force

    Speaking of always nursing something, i just popped my scaphoid again cuz i have been writing and slacking on physio too much. Happens pretty easily and i know how to pop it back. :/ I would joke i could sprain something getting out of bed except I have actually done that before. Twice.
  3. Chemgeek finds the balance in the Force

    Tally Get home by 6:30 every day - 4 Sleep 7-9 hours per night - 3 move at least 30 minutes every morning - 5 Continue with good food habits - 6 Make an appointment to get what I think is new-onset Raynaud's syndrome* checked out and otherwise be more proactive in advocating for myself on the health front going forward mainly cuz I have a bad habit of ignoring things until they become impossible to ignore. - Iiii forgot Monday is a stat holiday. :\ This week I swear. Long weekend is good for catching up on sleep. Need to get back in the habit of not hitting snooze in the morning, so I have more time for exercise and so I actually feel tired enough to go to bed early enough to catch enough zzz's.
  4. Soooo, this is about good habits and sleep. 3 weeks of work travel straight is a good way to fall into workaholic habits especially if you're prone to them (which I am), so let's re-establish some work-life balance and get back to the point where I'm not trying to also work in my dreams again plz. Simply: Get home by 6:30 every day Sleep 7-9 hours per night move at least 30 minutes every morning Continue with good food habits Make an appointment to get what I think is new-onset Raynaud's syndrome* checked out and otherwise be more proactive in advocating for myself on the health front going forward mainly cuz I have a bad habit of ignoring things until they become impossible to ignore. Five goals. That's it, that's all. *My hands and feet turn a lovely shade of corpse-white in the cold this past few weeks. And go numb. Not even super cold. If I'm outside long enough to scrape off the car and it's colder than -5C out, my hands are pulling the corpse look. With gloves on. And then it burns when warming up. Raynaud's is symptomatic of a number of nasties, several of which run in families and which I've got family histories of, including the connective tissue disorder that runs in my family.