Monday

It was a busy Monday. I didn’t sleep well last night so I was tired all day. Even though I drank almost an entire pot of coffee, I seemed to be walking around in a daze!!

After work, I came home and ate leftovers from the large feast I cooked yesterday. I can’t say it was all healthy, but it was very good. Even the second time. We had BBQ chicken, white beans, sweet potatoes, turnip greens and cornbread. Comfort food!

I hope Tuesday will be a less stressful day!  Time for meditation and relaxation. Ohm….

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Manic Monday

What a Monday! I was very overwhelmed most of the day with so much work that I couldn’t get caught up. I really don’t like days like that. I even resorted to closing my office door for most of the afternoon. The bummer was the meeting that ran long during my lunch hour and got me off track. And I ended up working late to try to finish the things that were top priority. Whew! Now, I’m home and starting to relax a bit. 

I have been known to be a “stressed out” person by nature. But I had learned ways to deal with it, or so I thought. Some days are worse than others. And I wasn’t too bright in choosing my career as an accountant. I think its one of the most stressful jobs out there. So tonight I will try to remember the ways to deal with stress and see if it works. Wish me luck!

What works for you?

The "Me" movement

I just joined the ME movement! Here’s a link to the webpage for more information.

http://nurtureprinciples.com/the-me-movement/pledge/

I am all about setting goals and doing my best to stick to them. Especially when the goals are about taking care of myself. Therefore….I pledge to take care of myself during the holidays this year. It’s easy to get stressed out over family dinners, shopping, and December is the month I have more family members birthdays than any other month. I will make sure to plan time for myself during the stressful times that the holiday season can bring. I have set 3 goals:

  1. I will be more mindful of what I eat and try to stay on track. but i will not feel guilty if i indulge occassionly. 
  2. I will stay active every day and continue training for a 5K. I will celebrate small victories and not stress over obstacles. 
  3. I will schedule time for me – time for relaxation, alone time doing things i enjoy in a non stressful environment. i’m working on a “mom cave.”

What a wonderful idea! Being able to set goals to help me remember to take care of ME!

“Mom cave”? The “mom cave” is an idea I have for creating the perfect room for relaxation, a tranquility room. I imagine a room with comfy seating, lots of pillows, scented candles and relaxing music playing softly. A mini fridge for wine to be chilling and one wine glass. (It’s for me, right?) A massage chair and foot spa are other additions that I feel are necessary. I began getting relaxation massages a few months ago and I cannot tell you how much they have helped me. I suppose my “mom cave” is representative of the feeling I have after getting my massage. I almost forgot….one small detail. There are no kids or husbands allowed. I don’t feel that I would need to use the room very often, but how wonderful it would be after a stressful day!

So, here I go. I pledge to take care of ME!