I'm listening to Sunday morning Breakfast With the Beatles on a local radio station, enjoying some quiet time.
I started my day as I have been for several weeks... doing a short yoga flow to the song Green Mountain State....
Then some dancing along with a Shine Dance Fitness video on youtube. Today's pick for Sunday self-care was Kelly Clarkson's Broken and Beautiful...
I had some breakfast, then went for a walk. It was cool and cloudy but very invigorating!
I think I started my morning yoga and dance habit back in February to help with some emotions that leave me feeling lethargic. There have been many mornings when I thought, 'um, no NOT today!' Then I tell myself it is especially important to do it on those days. It all takes less than ten minutes and I always feel better.
Last night, I noticed that today is national mani-pedi day. What a coinkidink, I booked a pedicure for today after my massage appointment. The reason I booked this appointment was to celebrate the end of this school term and the challenges that I faced taking Microeconomics and Applied Humanities at the same time.
It has been a very rough eight weeks getting through this term! There were some dark days. Post-divorce emotions are a constant, my boss was fired and work stress is also a constant.
My running stamina has suffered due to the amount of sitting that I've been doing between work and homework. So I made a plan... going back to 2:30 run/1 min walk intervals twice a week for three miles to build myself back up.
I want to go kayaking this summer so I made a plan. I found an article on the REI website to train for kayaking. I am not strong enough to handle that right now, but I can be by summer.
I still go to therapy weekly which is very beneficial. Many times, I go thinking 'I've got nothing to talk about' and end up talking about a lot. I always leave feeling like I had a great run, a nice hot shower, and very relaxed. Those nights are the best night's sleep; my mind doesn't feel the need to start racing when I lay down.
I have this week off of school, then I start Business Law for eight weeks. Just one class this time. I need a breather. Now that most of my family, friends and I have been fully vaccinated, I plan to start reconnecting with people I care about.
I hope you are all doing well and finding small, daily habits that make you feel good. Don't forget to plan a treat for yourself.