I made an observation this afternoon to my husband: I’ve spent less time in pajamas since I’ve been staying home all day than I did when I was working, at least the last year or so of my job. I’d come home and quickly change from my work clothes into PJs. Maybe it was that I didn’t want to get my work clothes all full of cooking? I think it was more because I wanted to “take off” work as much as possible.
I’ve also watched less television and woken up consistently less exhausted. We have been going to bed at a consistenly earlier time, which helps (about 1/2 hour earlier than we were). But I’m also sleeping. Which really helps.
I also went for a walk today – about 3 miles – with my neighbor. First of all, I’ve had more energy all day. I feel awesome (if a bit sore). I know I love walking – when I was doing it all the time I felt like a totally different person. So this is no surprise. But it is refreshing. And second of all, I have said for years I wanted to get to know my neighbor better. I’ve always been so stressed out that even when we’d do things together I don’t think I was a particularly good friend. Now we’re going to go walking a couple of times a week – and I am so excited to finally get to spend time with her!
I’m just feeling so blessed… And enjoying living the kind of life where pajamas are only for sleeping.