How To Deal On Those Days
I woke up today and my 9 year old said, you must be so tired. The bags under your eyes are HUGE and there are really big veins sticking out. Thanks.
To be fair to him, I knew when I woke up, it was going to be one of those days. I am cranky. I stare at my computer and feel as if I have leaden balloons inside of me, weighing me down. I feel ugly, fat, and fairly sure there are boogers in my nose. And I am unsure that what I am doing in this world is worthwhile or useful. I hate my life, and on days like these, here is what I do:
Organize or spruce up my environment. This might mean straightening my desk or cleaning out a closet. (I think this feels good because nike store uk it helps me to feel more in control).
Avoid what triggers negative feelings. Like, right now is NOT a good day to go through my kids baby clothes and decide what to get rid of since they are both growing up. NOT A GOOD DAY FOR THAT.
Meditate or pray.
Take a 15 minute walk (at least 15 minutes).
Avoid difficult people.
Avoid annoying people.
Give myself a manicure or pedicure, or go out and get one.
Go toFit Footfor a $28 massage.
My friend, a parenting and life coach namedJill Hopeexplained that we all go through a normal expansion and retraction flow of energy. Sometim nike store uk es, you are full of joy and energy. Ot nike store uk her times, you feel the opposite. When this happens, it is your moment to retract and wait for that to cycle through. (She says it better than I do).
Not unlike the cycle of seasons, our lives have the same ebb and flow of energy. Accepting, caring for ourselves, and knowing that this is natural helps get us through discomfort. That is s nike store uk o freaking true!So, I laughed at this and I am reminded that joy is always in there.
Today is a day when the negative self talk gremlins want to come out of every nook and cranny. Don let them self talk you into a hole. None of that! Exorcise all of the are no good. are ____ Counter negative self talk with lovely words of kindness and wisdom. Pretend you are talking to your dearest friend and give her snaps just for getting out of bed. job, honey! It Girl Takeaway: We all have those days. Hopefully, they are few and far between. However, I recommend you do an action item. Put together a worksheet where you write to yourself something like this, is a retraction day. Therefore, I will do the following to help my body and spirit reboot: _____ Keep it somewhere you can find it because I know I wrote one, but I have no idea where it is!