This is my workspace now, thanks partly to the backpain caused by sitting on chairs and partly to my move to a more traditional lifestyle*#.
Here was my schedule yesterday
10.00 AM: Sit down (literally) to work. I sit cross-legged on the floor with back upright. When it gets uncomfortable, I stretch my leg under the table and/or lean against the wall.
10.30 AM: Maid arrives. Get up to attend to her – make her coffee etc.
10.45 AM: Sit down to work
11.00 AM: Ironing guy comes for clothes. Get up, attend to him and return.
11.01 AM: Sit down to work.
11.30 AM: Maid done with her work and calls me to anoint my back with medicated oil (chair-induced back pain, ayurvedic treatment). Get up for the oil rub.
11.45 AM: Sit down to work.
12.15 PM: Enough soaking in oil, the smell is giving me a headache. Get up for a bath.
12.45 PM: Sit down to work.
1.45 PM: Tea cravings. Get up, make tea and bring to work desk.
1.55 PM: Sit down to work.
2.15 PM: Ironing guy comes back with pressed clothes. Get up, attend to him.
2.16 PM: Sit down to work.
2.45 PM: Kid messages me from her room in which she is attending online college if she could have tea. Get up, make tea and give it to her.
2.55 PM: Sit down to work.
3.30 PM: Morning meal digested. Stomach seeking attention. Get up, make and eat tiffin.
4.00 PM: Sit down to work.
4.30 PM: Get up to get in the dried clothes from the clothesline.
4.45 PM: Sit down to work.
5.00 PM: Dad calls on the cell phone. Get up and go out to take the call because the tower signal is poor in my office room.
5.10 PM: Sit down to work
5.15 PM: Brain doesn’t work. Get up, and go about doing little chores– putting away vessels, putting way the dried clothes, etc. Light lamp at the altar. Go for walk. Go to vegetable shop on return. Make dinner. Eat dinner. Watch a show (Endeavour) with family.
10.00 PM: Sit down to work.
12.00 AM: Get up, go to bed.
- Any wonder my legs fall off by night?
- How do I get office work done at all?
*Traditional lifestyle: Warrants a post. Next one perhaps.
# Traditional lifestyle: While still retaining my non-traditional job that requires non-traditional tools.
** Eat: Midmorning meal – traditional lifestyle.