I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Trying to make sense of it--there are about 10,007 factors that are likely contributing to it. Most of them I have little control over, so it seems for now the thing to do is put my head down and press forward, looking for the little gifts where I can.
Today's first little gift: the parent room at the base gym. The weather is still iffy here, and I've given up on the jogging until further notice, but as long as I take the initiative to get my butt dressed & out of the house I have access to some good equipment at the base gym. And they have a room with cardio stuff AND a play area for the kids, so I can schlep His Highness right along with me, and do my 30 minutes on the elliptical. The benefits are two-fold, in that it helps with the cabin fever by getting me out of the house, and I get the chemical benefits of a workout, which for me is significant and important. Endorphins = awesome.
Today's second little gift: new jammies. I bought them for myself, but I was pleasantly surprised at the boost I got from a pair of $8 blue plaid cotton pants and a cute little coordinating tee. The tee I can't wear until after Baby-Whats-His-Name is born, but I will smile every time I see it hanging in the closet until then.
Tonight's little gift to myself: going to bed NOW. Of the 10,007 factors contributing to my funk, this is one I have nearly-complete control over, yet am having a hard time just doing it. After His Highness is in bed, it's tempting to want to camp out on the 'puter and do stuff. It's a valid thing, processing and connecting with folks. But sleep is also an important thing...so it's a trade-off every day, depending on my needs & choices at that particular time. Tonight, going to bed wins--hurrah!!