So here's a little story for you, kids. Today was my first day at work in 2012. Despite a metric ton of magical thinking that the past three days had transformed me into a zen-like efficiency master, I had a day as hellish as any in the past. Granted, this is typically one of the busiest times of year for me, but, woof, this was a rough one.
After a bout of insomnia, I dragged myself out of bed a half hour later than my ideal wake-up time. I turned on a favorite Pandora station and hopped in the shower. What felt like less than 10 minutes was actually 20. The clock read 8:35. With my admittedly delightful 10-minute commute, this meant that I had 15 minutes to get ready. I ended up arriving ten minutes late, out of breath and sans makeup. This was not a good look.
I brought an avocado for breakfast, but didn't take the time to eat it. It became my lunch. By 4 I was skulking around the office kitchen searching for unwanted baked goods. Between the lack of sleep and food, and general stress, I'm pretty sure I stopped speaking English around 5. Actually, that's a fact. Ask my colleagues.
Which brings me to New Year's Resolution #1. Find zen at work. To help guide myself along the way, I created these handly little reminders above and below. I hope you find them helpful too, and be on the lookout for more as I set my 2012 resolutions! In the meantime, I'd love to know what tips and tricks you would add!
Images: Jenn Lore (Dept. of the Interior)