Along with the phrase, "doing twice as much and only getting half as much done," I have heard the words "groundhog day" a lot in the last six months. If you have not seen the movie, which features Bill Murray, it basically is about a man who repeats the same day over and over. Much like most of us have been doing for the last six months! I was making my coffee the other day and it hit me hard for some reason and I thought it would be fun (or extremely boring) to go over what a normal
groundhog day entails these days.
I may not be quite as groundhoggy as some, as I have been going into the office since day one, but I still do get that "every day is the same" feeling! Here's what a day in the life looks like.
3:30 am (yes, you read that right): get up
3:30 am - 3:50 am: bathroom break, brush teeth, make coffee and breakfast, eat, get lunch ready
3:50 am - 4:30 am: study
4:30 am - 4:40 am: work on journal (this is something I have been doing each morning for 10 minutes)
4:40 am - 4:50 am: read blogs or work on blog (another 10 minute/day goal)
4:50 am - 5:00 am: get dressed, let the cat out, pack lunch, fill water bottles with ice
5:00 am - 5:20 am: drive to work
5:20 am - 2:30 pm: work
2:30 pm - 3:10 pm: drive home (takes about a half an hour but sometimes longer with traffic)
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm: chores (water plants, empty dishwasher) and make/eat dinner or snack
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: study (or run on non-study day)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: read books, catch up on news, do chores, research vacations that ultimately get canceled, etc.
7:30 pm / 8:00 pm: bed time
Then repeat! Seriously, these days a trip to the grocery store is like a vacation, and a vacation is...well, what is a vacation?
Are you experiencing this phenomena? What does your groundhog day look like?