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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.
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    That's a good idea about the face cleanser. I hope you continue to find happiness in your life. There are so many things to be grateful for, but sometimes it takes a while to realize it. I'm glad you have had your moment of inspiration and hope it will carry you forward to many more!
    1666 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1265716
    I've been having a pity party too! for waaaay too long!

    I need to get my head out of the clouds and into whatever I need to do!
    1666 days ago
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    I started doing that awhile back, the face wash in the shower with me, now it's part of my daily routine.
    1666 days ago
  • ELP14586
    Blessings to you! we all go threw this at times
    1666 days ago
  • LAURALEE3216
    Great post thanks!!!
    1666 days ago
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    Great job. You are well on the way. one thing that has helped me is to get up and get dressed to shoes. That means head to toe. getting ready every morning has been proven to boost mood, energy, and determination. You got this!
    1666 days ago
    some times we just need a pity party
    glad you got that out of your system

    love the Idea of the face wash in the shower I will do that
    thank you
    1666 days ago
    My name is Joani ,I am going through similar issue,Ive battled with ongoing anxiety,depression but it's become worse since Im 43 and am 255 lb I feel bad too,Im praying for you. Its like I fear going out and doing anything. I must get working out
    1666 days ago
    You're awesome!
    1666 days ago
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