My morning routine/schedule has shifted a bit lately because it’s really hot/humid in Manila these days. If I want to have an enjoyable run, I need to do it before 6am. But Wednesday/Friday are runs with the girls, and we start at 6:15am.
5am: I got up, later than usual
5-6am: have my mate, read/write blogs, if I have time I meditate for 10 min.
6am: get the girls up if they haven’t already. Lizzy was deep in her sleep but didn’t complain when I woke her up for our run
6:15am: meet with their running mates at the lobby and head out for a job. I did 20 min with Lizzy, 3 min jog, 1 min walk, while Sofia run with her mates.
6:40am: I prepared quickly their breakfast and packed their lunch, then did 30 min of workout.
7:30am: shower and put on presentable cloth.
7:40am: head out to my breakfast meeting.
It was a rather rushed morning, ideally I like to have time until 8:30am.
My new approach to work. I was chatting with a friend in the US telling her my next job in Indonesia, and that I didn’t get the promotion. She was happy for my move and said Indonesia is a high profile job, I’ll get a lot of visibility which will help me with the promotion. All these are true. Yet, I told myself: that’s not my motivation to work. I care less about being visible within my organization than doing work that has real impact, help at least a small group of people. I know that is not the goal/mantra for many of my colleagues, but I feel at peace and more motivated to work this way.