Friday, I had a terrible horrible no good very bad day, which put me in an awful mood. The negativity monster, clung on to me, digging its claws down deep, not wanting to let go. Feeling this way, seems so unnatural to me, since I’ve tried so hard to be positive and happy. Not only was the monster clinging on, but a black cloud encased a bubble around me, adding an extra layer of unpleasantness. It was that kind of day.
Now, I could have let this ruin the day for me and my kids, but instead I decided I needed to do something about this. So, I grabbed my phone, headphones, & walked & walked & walked until the monster went away. As I was walking, I made it a point to take in all the interesting & beautiful things I came across. It’s amazing because once I started opening my eyes, I realized just how lucky we all are for such a beautiful planet which holds such amazing things. After that realization, everything that had been stressing me out seemed so small……..so petty. By the end of my walk, I was in a much better mental state. Not only was I able to take care of myself and my family, but I was able to set a better mood for our upcoming weekend.
I can’t stress the importance of self care, how each of us need to make it a priority. It’s just as important as taking care of our family, yet most of us put little to no efforts back into ourselves. Why? I know for me, I want to model a different approach to all 5 of my children, one where I’m just as important as the next member. And so I walk and will continue to walk every time I need a space to breathe, regroup, & get my bearing straight.
What do you do when you are in an awful funk or mood? What has or hasn’t helped?