It’s The Little Things

Aren’t they adorable?

I’ve been in a bit of a slump, lately.

Work has been all-encompassing in that I’m working on a major project that will change the way my office does business. To me? It’s kind of a big deal because its completion will allow four people to advance professionally.

In my quest for world domination I may have bitten off a little more than I could chew. I’ll address that in another post one of these days.

The end result was quite a bit of job burnout, and I found myself taking a much needed spur of the moment staycation.

It gave me the downtime I needed, as well as the time I needed to take care of some things in the yard.

Garden Zen Space

We finally ordered the metal roofing for the pergola-zebo, which came in the week I went back to work, then built new railing and stairs for the deck, and added lighting. At the end of the week we drove to an old friend’s house to catch up with someone we hadn’t seen in a decade or more! She has this amazing yard and a loyal group of bandits that visit her nightly (see the raccoon picture above).

Last week I dreaded going back to work, just because I didn’t want to stop being as relaxed as I’d been the week prior, but found that doing little things that are important to me kept the stress monster somewhat at bay; hammock time under the lights, Netflix in the tub, installing the roof; it all helped.

Metal roof on the pergola-zebo

To further shake things up? Nana went out and got a piercing.

I know. A little more radical than usual, but I’d been wanting to get my tragus pierced for a while and this afternoon I finally went out and did it.

The tragus is the part attached to me face.

Sometimes one has to just make some small changes to the routine to break up the monotony, and that’s just what I did, and will continue to do so, because all work and nothing else makes Jules just hateful.

What do you do to get and stay out of a rut? How do you shake things up a little?

Until next time…

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3 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things

  1. Glad you took some time off. Everyone needs to do that. I have found that if I don’t my body makes me by increased back ache, plantar fasciitis, achillles tendonitis, or some other thing that makes me slow down. Take care of your self. You’re doing great!

    1. Staycations are really awesome. I have another one planned for July/August so that I can get out there and really enjoy the pergola-zebo. 🙂 I am actually feeling pretty good about work, again, so I must have done the right thing by taking that break.

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