Monday, February 04, 2013
There are days where I fear I've made a terrible life choice. The days where I can participate in my favorite time-wasting activities (TV with the wife, some video games here and there, etc.) are over. For I am an accountant - an auditor to be precise - and well, it's just that time of year. 60-hour weeks are the norm, which means I get to witness about 30 minutes of real, natural light each day, and that's mostly from the comfort of the car. Now don't misunderstand, I love the job and every client finds new ways to challenge my abilities both personally and professionally, and every week or two, I get to work with a new group of people.
So we've covered the basics - being an accountant is fun and challenging, but the hours are long. So what's the problem here? The problem as I see it, is simply this time of year. My wife and I get up early, which tends to work out well more often than not, since it means there's time for a quick morning workout before heading off to face the day. The rest of the day, though, I need to find ways to be more active, whether that's walking over to talk to people instead of sending an email or making a phone call, or going for a quick walk at lunch. With the arrival of a new Fitbit One, there's one more tool to help me track my activity levels, and for me, just knowing how little I've been doing before is motivation enough to break that habit.