I had great plans for blog posts this weekend. The ideas were flowing and I even had a photo that would make you laugh.
Instead I spent two hours (or maybe a little more) trying to get that photo to upload. Which ultimately didn’t work and leaves me with a very busy week at work and not very much time.
The Chinese government has really been cracking down on the Internet lately. Part of it is likely the change in leadership that happened at the end of last year and part is that the Internet is a voice of truth among the censorship that once open is very difficult to put back in “Pandora’s box.”
It seems to me between the weather, my office construction (more updates to come on that in the future – there has been progress!), and my recent internet issues I have a case of the January blahs. Luckily I soon have a business trip coming up to the relative warmth and calm of Singapore. Never have I welcomed two days of training each capped by a five hour flight quite so warmly.
The January blahs are unique to western culture because in China there is still the excitement and family and friends for Chinese New Year to look forward to. It is quite odd to have the January blahs by yourself, but I’m hoping that will make me overcome them more quickly. I also don’t remember being hit by them quite this hard last year or the year before, but that may be a selective memory.
So I ask, what do you do to fight the blahs? I am continuing to do my yoga on a very regular basis, I am staying connected with friends, I am crossing things off my to do list (new pillows from IKEA), cooking some more at home and doing all the “right” things. Any additional tips?
Please share (and if I’m late in posting the next few days, it’s not me – it’s the firewall).