Ugh, that song will not leave my head! But delish Jambalaya is on the stove, so all better. Yum!
Lets be honest, we cant be happy, smiley, cheerful and peppy ALL the time unless one of the following applies:
1. You live & work at the North Pole where your daily routine includes fireplaces, homemade hot chocolate, fresh baked cookies, sweets, treats and toy making. (Source)
2. You are one of the seven dwarf who’s name rhymes with sappy.
I usually make a conscious effort not to blog when I’m down and grumpy. No one enjoys constantly reading about how depressed,gloomy and negative someone is. But the truth is we are simply not “ourselves” at times. Right now. This moment. I’m experiencing this – it is a negative feeling that I can’t identify. Is it the sadness that I feel from having so few “friends” or is it that I’m not going to the HLS this weekend to make new ones? Am I discouraged because I’m not getting
any many comments on this blog? Am I disappointed because I struggle so much with forming habits that last? Or am I irritated that the man of the house and my brother have devoted the majority their extended waking hours to nothing except play STARCRAFT for far too long. FML… I just heard one of them say “when do you wanna get those 15 more guys?” :SIGH:
Who knows? Maybe it is all those crappy thing combined that has me prematurely PMSing but now that I've identified that these are feeling that I do not enjoy or want to indulge in I have to choose the way I proceed. Bubble Bath and Wine immediately to follow this post. Note to self: Great choice!
“If you keep doing what your doing. You’ll keep getting what your getting.”
Stole the concept this week and applied it to my approach to reintroducing activity back into my life. Since the injury I’ve been taking it ridiculously easy on the movement front. Over the past two weeks I’ve kept saying to myself “I'm going to workout 5-6 days… at least 1 hour… no sweets… no diet soda…”. I was setting myself up to fail. This week I took the unraveled path – being kind to ME.
My mind seems to have forgotten that my body needs time to acclimate back into strange territory, even if it has only been a few weeks.
I challenged myself to more obtainable goals.
- Workout 4 days at least 30mins
- Eat consciously
- Journal what I eat
That is all. It is going well thus far. I am have been indulging a lot with my free time. I’ve made time to read and take the pup on long slow walks and tonight I have my hot bubble bath scheduled. Even made time for yoga class last night which was delightful!
I've been reminded how critical my mental well being is. Treating your soul kindly feels so fulfilling! Don't you agree?
What are some little simple pleasure you indulge in to find your balance?