So after my very tired morning yesterday, I had a very tired day. 🙂 Surprising. 🙂
But I’m actually proud of myself, because I felt very in tune to how I was feeling and what I needed. I think past versions of myself might have tried to “power through”, or say, “No excuses, toughen up!!”.
Maybe it’s that I’m closer to 40 now or maybe it’s all the recent work on self-development, but I feel a slightly less pull to force things. I mean, I’m still a total upholder personality and I like challenging myself. But I feel more open and willing to adapt and adjust as needed to try to feel my best.
Here’s a few things I did yesterday in an attempt to “embrace” my foggy brained, tired self and make the best of it:
🔷 Did my reading first thing (because I KNOW later in the day I would be even more tired and it wouldn’t happen)
🔷Before sitting down to start work, I went for my 20 minute walk. (I’ve been walking later in the day, but the weather was incredible and the morning was too beautiful to miss.) I listened to a podcast and the fresh air helped.
🔷Decided to work OUTSIDE! In Wisconsin, on November 9th. Yes. Can’t believe it’s true, but it happened. Again, fresh air/ breeze kept me AWAKE.
🔷Made the choice to swap my super high intense cardio workout that was on the schedule for the next one down the list- a 22 min Freestyle Flow yoga workout. I did this on my lunch break and it felt perfect.
🔷This one is just a coincidence, but I’m thinking it needs to become a regular occurrence: Planned leftovers for dinner!!! No cooking on Monday night is actually kind of genius.
I ended up feeling pretty good about my day. Of course, it helped a lot that I didn’t have too many “have to do” things that were out of my control, like a bunch of annoying meetings or appointments. So, I’m grateful for that too. But I tried to sort of lean into the fact that I was going to be tired, and it worked out okay.
Remember those pics of the boys raking leaves on Sunday?? Well, I almost died laughing when on Monday morning we opened the sunroom blinds and this is how the back yard looks again.
Bahahahaha! The boys were like, “WHAT?!?!?!” We just raked all of that!!!” Welcome to life, my sons. You clean it up, and then someone (or a massive oak tree) comes by and messes it up again. Karma. 😉
Check out this pretty sky! As the sun went down, it was still SO MILD and warm that the kids rollerbladed and scootered and skateboarded around the cul-de-sac for a half hour before dinner. I decided to have a cup of tea and sit out on our front patio and watch them/ read my book. Colder November weather is moving back in today, so we wanted to soak up the warmth before it’s gone for good.
After an early bedtime last night, I’m feeling more energetic today. Guess that means I have to do the cardio workout. 😬
I am grateful for this new mug I bought for myself!! It’s a 22 oz Christmas mug and I am super excited to use it this season.