30 Day Challenge

After seeing a therapist for several months, I started to feel better.  I had more energy, I was doing things out of my comfort zone, and I was slowing gaining some self confidence.  Then I got comfortable.  Complacent, even.  My old habits crept back into my life.  I noticed myself withdrawing.  Overeating.  Feeling tired all the time.  I felt terrible, emotionally and physically.  Something had to change.

I then made a list of all of the things that make me feel better.  Unfortunately, when you have zero energy, a lot of those things seem impossible.  I would spend my day laying in bed until I had to go to work.  Some days I wouldn’t shower or brush my hair.  I would eat processed junk because I didn’t feel like cooking.  How do you think I felt after 1 day of that behavior?  How about 7 days?  You’re right: I felt a million times worse.

It is a vicious cycle.  I feel like crap, I have no energy, and I stop taking care of myself.  Then I feel guilty because I let myself get so far off track that it seems impossible to climb my way back to where I was.  That has to change.  I believe it is necessary that I push myself each and every day to do some of the things that make me happy, even if I don’t want to do them.  For the next 30 days, I am going to be blogging my progress.  Each day, my goal is to do at least 3 things from the list below:

  • exercise
  • eat balanced meals
  • shower
  • brush floss & mouthwash
  • put on lotion
  • do my makeup
  • do my hair
  • wear real clothes (no pajamas)
  • do my nails
  • catch up with family
  • tidy up the house
  • meal prep
  • accomplish something I’ve been meaning to do

Today I didn’t do a lot, but I did manage to shower, brush and floss my teeth, use mouthwash, put on some lotion, and eat 3 nutritious meals.  Just those little things make me feel a tiny bit better.  Hopefully I can challenge myself into completing much more as time goes on 🙂

Wish me luck!

Until next time….cheers 😉

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