Recently my life was just a little overwhelming. It’s easy to say what the heck and just give up on the things that help us to feel better. I went back and looked at my calendar with curious eyes. It was 13 days since I had a full day off without working. It was 27 days since I just had a day at home where I didn’t have to go anywhere or do anything. Yesterday was my day to do nothing. To reassess. To take time. I had to fight the urge to do laundry, to answer texts about work, to send out and email or write this blog. I had to tell myself, “Denise that will all be there tomorrow. It can wait.” I had to remind myself all day long. To stop myself, from doing something.
I watched movies instead. I really like watching movies. I took a bath. Ah it’s so nice to soak in the tub. I did an hour of Pilates. That made my back feel great. I laid on the couch. I did some online browsing. I read. I meditated. I took my calcium. I did some Spanish. I cupped my knee and foot. I drank my coffee while looking out the window. So many simple pleasures in life. I scheduled full days off in my calendar for the next month. I woke up late and went to bed early.
I say so what if you stopped exercising. Or stopped taking care of yourself. Or overscheduled yourself.
Take notice and start again. You might get back to a good routine and guess what you’ll fall off again. The you must be willing to start again and again and again when this does happen to you. And it’s bound to.
We just need the right mindset.
We need to be kind to ourselves and look at the big picture.
We need to notice when we aren’t feeling our bests or when our schedule is just too hectic to manage.
NOTICE and START AGAIN. What a good motto….I had been thinking about racing as an image to keep in my line. Every time you take the starting line, it's a new race, a new opportunity, a new start. I plan to keep that in my mind each time I have to start again.
Is there anything you need to start again? Share below and become accountable for your choices.
I am recommitting to my strengthening exercises and to writing and sending this blog out on Sundays.