So that was a weird weekend. I’m usually not good at sitting still–I walk around while I study, pause Netflix every few minutes to “get something really quick,” change positions every 5 minutes when I read, and apparently fidget while sitting in class (I’ve been called The Bobblehead?..). This weekend though, I got hit with a tidal wave of exhaustion…the precise degree of tiredness occurred to me when I contemplated spitting out a half-eaten cookie because chewing the rest simply seemed to hard.
So instead of tackling Mission: Decorate Apartment, I ordered a few pictures from Shutterfly, took like ten naps, and read a whole book. I’m convinced that I had mild West Nile Virus from one of the countless mosquito bites I got from camping the weekend before, but I am also somewhat dramatic when it comes to illness, so who knows. According to the internet, slight cases of West Nile get better on their own, but no matter what I had, the important part is that now I am back to normal.
After a meeting on campus first thing this morning, I went to the rec center for a workout, and it felt so good to move and sweat after being stationary for the whole weekend. I did a “ladder run” on the AMT: 10 min easy, 2 x (1min hard+1 min easy, 2 min hard+1 min easy, …5 min hard+1 min easy), 10 min easy. Followed by some hip strengthening at home with a resistance band.
During my time on the couch, I downloaded a new app called Balanced. Balanced helps you form habits by setting a goal for each activity of x times per day/week/month/year. You swipe right each time you complete the activity and earn “points” that unlock new features of the app. I chose four goal activities from the list of predetermined topics (though you can write your own if you’re feeling creative): study, read, yoga/stretching, go for a walk.
The “go for a walk” that happened 10 minutes ago is actually a lie because I accidentally swiped right…you earn the option to undo a swipe by completing tasks (um weird), but I haven’t gotten enough points yet.
I mostly downloaded this app for motivation to stretch & strengthen twice a day to fix my hips & IT band so that I can run again, but I’ve also been using it to feel good and accomplished from fun reading.
Do you use any productivity apps?
Can you sit still or are you a fidgeter/pacer?