Something I never thought I was “allowed” to do:
Go outside while at work.
30-40 minutes with a podcast or music = so therapeutic, even in the FL sunshine — or yesterday, threatening rain. Yesterday’s pick was Norah Jones, which was relaxing and nice. I previously wrote that the neighborhoods around the hospital weren’t great for walking but honestly, the area is growing on me. I’ve been doing this intermittently for a few weeks and nothing remotely terrible has happened yet.
I have somehow become involved in about 34873 different meetings which means that I often have to work right through lunch. Which means sitting for many hours straight with no break. BUT if I really really bang out my notes and stay focused I can usually carve out 30-40 minutes somewhere.
(And I do not feel guilty about it, especially having spent my “lunch break” at a meeting!)
SO, that is my new hobby. My father used to take daily walks around the Biology Pond at Penn. For like, decades.
I guess maybe I am slowly turning into my parents. (In some ways, anyway).