Sunday, 5 June 2011

How do you spend your breaks?

I don't have a 'picture this' for you all this week, as to be honest I've not taken many pictures. It's been quite a hectic week at work, as usual, and I've slept... a lot. I've been that tired and drained that as soon as I get home I'm falling asleep somewhere. I can be mid way through reading a book, or even blogs, watching youtube videos or watching a favourite TV show. It's getting rather frustrating, but my body will get used to it again I've just got to give it time. It's just the downside of taking two weeks off from work and setting your own schedule. 

So onto the post itself:
Months ago I would regularly intentionally miss my 30 minute afternoon break from work in favour of completing more work. Sounds odd I know, but trying to pass time in the staff room flicking through a gossip magazine just didn't appeal to me. More recently I have been craving these previously missed breaks. But why the sudden change? 

Books! 






I used to read upstairs in our staff room, but I don't know if it's just at our work, but as soon as you open a book someone insists on taking to you. Now I'm not antisocial per say, but when I've spent hours working, to have 30 minutes to myself to do what I want to do is not a lot to ask. It sounds awful but I've started taking my breaks quite late on so I know that I wont have to share this precious time with anyone, and I can get lost in a good book. Currently I've been reading the two books pictured above and love them both, but really it doesn't matter what I'm reading I love this me time. The one part of my day where I can get lost in someone else's story and be inspired. (Though I always start my break checking blogger... well I need to scratch that itch!)  As you can also tell by the pictures, I always need a midday caffeine fix, which obviously isn't working that well.

So that's all for today. 
You got to find out a little more about me.

Speak Soon,
Katie 
x

7 comments:

  1. I hope you sort your sleeping pattern out soon! I love reading books too, but every time I try I get interrupted, so reading has to be done on the bus or in bed! I'd love to read the True Blood books, they look great :) xxx

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  2. Oh I would definitely recommend the true blood series, they are amazing. I read a lot of them last year, then this month I picked them up again. It's like catching up with an old friend, but when if feels like you've never been apart. If that makes sense at all. x

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  3. I always spent my lunch breaks reading too and hate it when I get interrupted. I often now go to a local coffee shop or sit by the river if it's sunny and read away for an hour. I love it and like you said, everyone needs some me time x

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  4. I can relate to this post so much! I look forward to sitting down with my book and lunch so much, and get quite annoyed when others attempt to start a conversation when they can CLEARLY see that I'd rather be left alone with my book!! haha

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  5. That's awesome! I bought 4 books from the Sookie Stackhouse series, not in order coz I got them from a sale. But, if you can post maybe a review, I'd definitely read it :)

    Check out my book haul with the books here:
    http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-haul-vampire-edition.html

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  6. Samantha Jane & Cheryl - I am so glad that it's not just me! I always thought I was the only one who people attempted to talk to when reading, but now I know I'm not it makes me feel a little bit better. Doesn't quite change things (annoying people will still exist! haha) but as least I'm not alone. haha. x

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  7. I only get two breaks in an 8 hour day, a 20 minute break and a ten min. break, so i really don't have time to do much of anything. Send a few texts, grab a snack and a smoke, and its right back to work.

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