This list was sourced from a potently horrid day I experienced in the cube last week. It was so trying, my mind drifted to happy thoughts.
- Naps. Epically long, drawn out, mouth-hanging-open-slobbering, naps.
- Reading a book from cover to cover, and actually absorbing it.
- Giving up business casual for cargo pants and flip flops (for you Christine).
- Never having to open another passive-aggressive email from a coworker who spreads a hissy fit by cc’ing my bosses, yet is a yellow coward when I suggested meeting in person to discuss the issue like adults.
- Doing yoga every morning. At least an hour and a half worth.
- Witnessing a magnificent sunrise or sunset daily.
- Writing in the dead of the night if the fancy strikes me.
- Eating whatever and whenever, not to a set schedule.
- Noticing the day evaporating, but feeling relaxed, full of ideas and satisfied.
- Working with only one person - me.
- Boarding a bus where not one word of English is spoken. Sweet silence in the mind and music to the ears.
- Laughing more than stressing or crying.
- Going for a walk in fresh air, instead of 10 yards to the lunch room inhaling recycled air and being physically trapped by sealed glass.
- Listening to my ipod for pleasure when usually it’s plugged in to drown out extraneous office noise.
- Being asked, “What do you want to do today?” over “Can’t you get this done now??”
(Far more appealing than a meeting.)
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