As I sit down to type on this Sunday evening, I have been going over the contents of this past week.
Random really is the best way to really describe it.
A wedding reception.
Bad food choices, etc.
I just loaded the dishwasher for the first time in 6 days.
The laundry I washed last Saturday is still in the basket.
I did not make a single Simple Green Smoothie this past week (see this post for details).
I have not been to the gym in two weeks.
I had a lot of awkward encounters with someone I really struggle to get a long with.
And I definitely did not get enough sleep.
And then Saturday I had to spend 7 additional hours at the office which is something I definitely had not planned for.
I really felt like I was failing at life.
By 3pm on Saturday afternoon I was physically and mentally exhausted.
But I had a choice.
Wallow in my self-pity and exhaustion.
Get my body moving and dwell on something edifying.
1.5 hours and 4.5 miles later my view on life had done a 180º.
I had a better outlook and renewed energy.
And all I had done was walk (in the rain no less).
If you are struggling with self-pity and exhaustion, whatever the season of life can I suggest something?
Get your body (or at least your brain) moving.
It changed my whole weekend for the better.
Now I am off to make this week’s batch of Simple Green Smoothies.
If you need some edifying things to dwell on here are a few podcasts I highly recommend.
I usually listen to them on my commute, in the grocery store, while doing dishes and cooking dinner.
And if you are unsure of how to listen to podcasts, here is a post with all the instructions.