I woke up this morning with a fresh perspective, both literally and figuratively. I want to thank everyone who responded to the “frustrations” I demonstrated in my last post. Your support and words mean more than you know. When life gets hard/confusing it is easy for us to doubt ourselves and the fresh perspective and support of an outsider is beyond helpful; never underestimate the power of words.
I got my day started a bit earlier than usual, determined to refresh my mind. Whenever I am feeling a bit “off” I try to do special little things, a gift to myself if you will. My plan: eat good food, go to yoga, grocery shop, and work hard to accomplish my paper. I started with a wholesome Apple Pie Larabar and a fresh juice. I love Larabars because they only contain REAL food products, are flavorful, hearty and delicious. My juice was a nice addition. I swear, drinking fresh juice has such a clean feel that rejuvenates my energy. A little bit of ginger goes a long way, and dare I say it, wakes me up in way that coffee can’t! Plus, I felt even more amazing drinking it out of my new reusable cold beverage mug! I love this product!
Yoga is my ultimate release. I love running, but there is something about the mind/body connection in yoga that really challenges and relaxes me. No matter how I feel when class begins, I always feel awesome when I leave.
Grocery shopping naturally lifts my spirits. Call me corny, but I LIVE to grocery shop/ go to farmer’s markets. Honestly, I rather shop for food and cooking supplies over clothes any day. I only need a few items (they had golden beets yesterday, and I might have to make a beet salad for dinner!) but I also promised one of my co-workers that I would stop by this afternoon. Yesterday was her grandson’s 3rd birthday, and she has been dying to show me pictures from their family camping trip last summer. I worked with her everyday 6am-2pm during the summer, so we became very close and I heard so much about her amazing family. Family is extremely important to me, so we bonded over that and our mutual passion for cooking. Now that I only see her once a week, it is hard for us to properly catch up.
My thoughts were all over the place last night and my paper writing skills were not exactly 100%. Accomplishing my paper will lift a weight off of my shoulders and make me feel better. Wether it be a paper or a larger goal, when I am successful at completing a task it always makes me feel good!
Game Plan Underway,
What do you do (if anything) to recuperate after an “off” period of time?