Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Look at me go

or alternatively titled "Watch me fall."

I took Monday pretty seriously in terms of a day off from work. I deemed it "Wedding Planning Day." You see, I've been getting pretty stressed the heck out about my to do list and it was time some of those to do's got DONE!

So, the theme for Monday was progress. Happily, I can say that I checked several things off, even if that does mean there are still more things needed to do on said items (choose the linen color, send payment, etc). Feels good to move down that list!

And then Tuesday was much more of a 'Watch Me Fall' kind of day.

I have an exam on Thursday and far too much to learn or memorize still in 24 hours. So last night, at the library I had a little mental breakdown. It ended with me sobbing on the drive home.

I was physically and emotionally drained. I felt like I could conquer nothing and life was conquering me.

So a few minutes after walking in the door defeated, Pete suggested a bundled walk around the neighborhood (he knows how to cheer me up). And then, I read the paper and finally, rolled out my yoga mat and spent 10 min doing some easy stretching and headstands.

The point is, when you're in a place where everything seems wrong, think of one thing you can do to make it right. On my drive home, I knew I'd be having a date with my yoga mat because it's a great source of relaxation for me.

Here's to starting today on a better foot than yesterday.

For fun, what have you been eating for breakfast? I love hearing what others eat as it's probably my favorite meal of the day. Yesterday, I had overnight oats w/ frozen raspberries, chia seeds, cinnamon and almond butter mixed in.

9 comments:

Luna said...

stress...is stressing.I can relate so much!!I hope you feel better Lauren!

I usually eat greek yogurt with some muesli and coffee :) lately I've been eating oats since I had a cold and I tried to stay away from dairy :)O

Nicole {spinsushi} said...

I am addicted to protein pancakes at the moment. Good to find other peeps from Oregon:) I am based in Bend.

Amber said...

I'm glad you had such a productive day on Monday but sorry Tuesday was so tough. Yoga ALWAYS helps relax me too! Good luck on that exam tomorrow!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I find I get stressed when I have too many things going on in my life. And the way it affects me is it makes it hard to go to sleep (I can't stop THINKING)! I've turned to beginner's meditation recently and while it doesn't necessarily make it easier to fall asleep, I've found when I meditate (even for 5 minutes), my sleep is much more sound and I wake up feeling much more rested. Awesome that you have yoga and neighborhood walks to help you wind down from your own stresses. Good luck tomorrow.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Aw, I am sorry to hear that you had such a rough day. :( I am glad that Pete was there to help you pick up the pieces and find your center again.

Good luck with the test tomorrow. I know the feeling of being so overwhelmed that all you can do is cry. Sometimes it's hard having it all under control - we all need those break downs I think... They suck but it makes us human.

Tasha @Healthy Diva said...

Sorry about your rough day, but at least it is almost the weekend. Good luck on your test, I am sure that you will do amazing on it.

I am pretty boring breakfast wise- I usually have oatmeal and switch up the toppings. Right now I just use honey and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I have fallen in love with the Special K breakfast sandwiches and have been eating those when I am in a hurry.

Heather @ Dietitian on the Run said...

Yoga (i.e. shutting off, zoning out & tuning into the brain...) fixes everything. I'd go straight to the mat, too. :)

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