Day six is proving relatively uneventful, but not in a bad way. I brought a coffee and lunch with me, so I'm keeping starvation at bay. I've made myself 2 cups of herbal tea at my desk and am working away on my pile of worky, work, work.
I started the day nicely with a mindfulness class. I am hoping that it will become increasingly useful and natural for me to use mindfulness. I would enjoy, for example, being about to routinely do the dishes mindfully rather than full of anger and resentment at the universe for such a drag of a task. In fact, it's all about what's in your head as you do dishes. So, wish me luck with my next batch. If I can just keep my mind on the dishes not the unfairness of doing dishes, it'll all be fine.
As far as No Spend Week goes, my main issue is that I am scraping the bottom of the barrel with my lip balms. I'm desperate to get a new one. I have about 3 used up tubes and I'm literally scraping up a bit of balm with a paper clip and putting it on my mouth. I've had an addiction to lip balm since I was about 19 years old. It's not going anywhere, so I need to plan better. Last night I couldn't find my tube and I was forced to use dabs of olive oil. It's a sickness. On Wednesday I will be shopping for lip balm, spare lip balm, and back up to the spare lip balm. (Incidentally, those were the three items I said I'd want on a deserted island).
Back to work,
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