Pitty party and new resolve
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Today I held myself a pitty party. Gawd. How boring and depressing! I grumbled a lot, lounged around and I watched a girlie movie in the afternoon whilst the sun was shining outside (I had the curtains drawn and was curled up in bed). I'm no good at being off work injured.
The result: a new resolve, motivation to make some changes. I am over feeling crap and depressed and sorry for myself; what for anyway?? Things could be so much worse! This needs to change.
I managed to spend a couple hours doing internet research first thing when I got up (need to find a new second hand car as mine is scrap) and in the afternoon I eventually found the energy to go into my greenhouse and harvest tomatoes. The conclusion from that is that I can do some stuff, I just need to plan my day carefully to allow plenty of breaks in between getting stuff done so I don't fall into a pit of pain and exhaustion.
Things that helped get me going: sitting outside enjoying fresh air, cuddling my favourite chicken (not entirely weird, I live on a farm), having a nice hot shower and washing my hair.
self love: hot shower and girlie stuff
new items to track:
water intake - I seriously don't drink anywhere near enough water. At best I drink 1 litre a day at the moment
include some form of meditation or breath awareness technique every day
I also had a realisation today when taking my shower. I never used to be any good at taking care of my skin (not that it felt overly necessary, I am blessed with good trouble-free skin). Recently a beauty therapist recommended I place the facial cleanser in the shower next to the shampoo rather than having and washing my face when washing my hair rather than doing it after the shower. With that small adjustment I have been able to quickly make a habit of cleaning my skin regularly and it made me realise how important it is to set yourself up for success. New habits can form quite easily and suddenly if you make it easy for it to happen/ for you to remember. I will try to keep this in mind as I try to form other new habits.
Off to relax before bed, hope you all had a great day.