Tonight I was getting in bed, more or less on time, when I realized that I hadn’t prepared Day 2 of my awareness exercise for some of my newsletter subscribers. Yes, I’m well aware of the irony.
Today I allowed myself to scroll endlessly through repeating headlines on our latest mass murder. Yes, I think, speak, and write extensively about stress management, and I am well aware of the irony.
This morning, it took me two hours to get anything done because I created no boundaries and let others pull me around. Yes, I preach self-care, and I am well aware of the irony.
Some days I do everything I know to do to keep my inflammation down and my mood up and other days…well I am absolutely aware of the irony.
Tomorrow I will try again. It will be a bit harder to get going because I won’t have all the sleep I need, but instead of allowing it to handicap me I will use it as a reminder to be more mindful. I will look at what my priorities are and let all that other stuff go. I will do this because I will make a choice to do this. Sometimes that’s the only dividing line between feeling good and feeling like crap.
What choice are you going to make today?