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July 29th, 2015:

Day 59/90 – Quasi-Mental Health Day

Day 59 of the 90 Days of Awesome is in the bank! What made today awesome? I took a quasi-mental health day.

This is how I looked after running 4 miles. I was covered with a film of sweat.

This is how I looked after running 4 miles. I was covered with a film of sweat.

I won’t deny that I’ve needed a break. I’ve been cranking hard on client work this summer. When I was a solo lawyer, my days were my own. I only went to my office when I had clients and otherwise I worked from home and my schedule was entirely my own. I had a day like that today.

I got up at my usual hour but instead of heading to the office, I headed out for a run. It felt so good to pound pavement in the middle of the week. After I finished breakfast and cleared email, I ran errands in the middle of the morning. The file server at work was fixed so I worked from the home office for most of the afternoon. It felt so good to break up the monotony of my every day routine. I need to remember to do that more often.

Having structure in my day creates security but it can also create a rut. I need to keep my energy moving by mixing things up periodically.

In case you missed it: Day 58 of the 90 Days of Awesome – My work played hooky on me.