My point is - give yourself grace! and give MYSELF grace. This is a hard time we're in. I feel like I should be able to hit all my goals because what's stopping me? We literally have no outside commitments - we are supposed to stay in our house. Everything has been cancelled. But it's still stressful.
Regardless of my thoughts on Covid-19 and how many its killing and my thoughts on whether everything should be shut down or not - it's STRESSFUL! How do you deal with stress? I am an emotional eater - when I'm stressed i just want to curl up on a couch, watch some stupid disney movie with a cup of hot chocolate (homemade of course) with pop corn and maybe some reeses peanut butter cups and some BBQ Potato Chips.....
Does that mean I get to do that every time I'm stressed? NOOOOOO! I think if I did that every time I have been stressed, I would be officially the world record holder for heaviest woman.
Was today a failure? No.
What was today?
Today I cuddled Little Love while getting my workout in. That included doing bridges, squats and burpees while holding her. Now THAT was a workout!
I cuddled with my girls after "ignoring" them for my 30 minute workout jam. They just needed to know that I was there for them. There was SO MUCH to do, but they needed to sit on my lap and physically feel that I had time for them.So, I did.
We went on a walk - boys took their scooter and bike and I walked with the girls. By the way - I took over 20,000 steps today! That's a HUGE win! I just love Oragutan's sunglasses - she insisted on wearing them our whole outing today <3
I walked around barefoot, letting my feet feel the cold sidewalk, the warm sand, the textured wood chips. Wonderful getting my toes into dirt again!
Gymnast found the first dandelions of our season! My children love dandelions.When we find them in our yard, I make honey or jam from them but these were found at our local park where I know they spray with nasty chemicals, so these are just for looking at. But the kids were so excited to find them!
We ran all around this field, picking dandelions, rolling down the hills, playing chase, laughing and watching clouds.
Then we went home, I made grilled cheese and tomato soup for the kids (with homemade bread - I think the trick is to use bread that's not 100%whole wheat and cut it THIN!!) and then made myself some dahl and a veggie blend.
The rest of the afternoon was full of errands including picking up a SCOBY from a friend and checking our local discount store for black tea AND a quick trip to Grandpa Yes's house to pick up his homemade goulash and eat ice cream!
So was today a failure? No, absolutely not. Today was a win! <3
I'm curious - if you could deal with your stress any way you wanted to without consequences of any kind, what would you do?