Friday, January 22, 2021
Today I am taking a Mental Health day. Do you ever need one of those? A day when you free yourself from ALL expectations and use the day to refill your Motivation Bucket.
Since the first of this year I have stayed strong, diligent, determined, committed. I have been following the No S Diet plan and reinstating a fitness plan. I am also on a personal 30-Day Challenge of abstinence.
22 Days of commitment. However, this week has been hard. I have slipped a couple of days by letting the influences of the world get to me. All when I was trying to increase my fitness game and other efforts. Sunday we had Family Game Day. It was great! My eating was not. I am feeling more and more starved for the in-person experience of being with our family. I think it was an emotionally packed day. Yesterday we had my 94 yr. old dad for dinner. It too was a good experience! But again, my eating was not. This experience had an entirely different set of stresses for me.
The end result of this week can be summed up in one word - Disappointment. I plunged into despair last night. When I feel this way sometimes I can pull myself out of a funk by browsing through positive quotes on Pinterest and asking Google for some inspiring quotes. Nothing seemed to touch my soul last night. This morning didn't seem much brighter to me. However, I did more internet browsing and finally I started to feel lighter and able to take my first steps of the day!
There was also a quote from Mother Teresa that went perfectly with this -
"I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness."
That includes kindness to myself!
If you ever find yourself feeling down and filled with despair because of your mistakes, know that you are O.K. and treat yourself to a Mental Health day.