Today's #HAWMC topic is "If you could have any superpower, what would it be? How would you use it?"
I thought about this topic the whole car-ride in -- in between yawns and glugs of coffee, I imagined a world where I had endless energy... sleep was not required, of if it was, quality and quantity of sleep would not affect my energy level.
I closest I can come to experiencing this is several years ago when I was officing out of my home AND training for the Twin Cities Marathon. I'd conditioned myself into such an ultra-healthy lifestyle that I had sesemingly limitless energy -- despite working from home, I was usually wide awake by 7 AM at the latest. I was usually out for a run or some similar form of exercise quite early in the day. In addition to training and working a full time job, I also kept a clean house, a healthy eating schedule, a busy social life, was an active dog-mom... the icing on the cake was that I also had a freelancing writing job, a weekly column for Health Magazine about training.
I would crash into bed every night tired, but not exhausted -- simply satisfied from the busy day and excited about the one ahead. My sleep was satisfying, which always led to another day of good choices and intense exercise.
Life was good.
As I've left the office-from-home life and back into corporate america, I've had to make a lot of adjustments - namely that "getting ready for work" doesn't entail throwing on some yoga pants and putting my hair in a messy ponytail and taking position on the sofa, ready to dive into a day of email and conference calls. Time is more valuable now, and more limited. Commuting takes up at least an hour of my day each day, which doesn't seem like a lot until you realize that's about the same amount of time it takes me to get in a full body workout.
So maybe my "super power" isn't actually a POWER (endless energy) as much as it is the ability to make days LONGER when necessary, but not feel tired because of it.
Or maybe I just need to find a job that allows me to work from 10-6, or wear yoga pants to the office. ;-)
Off and running,