Thursday, January 28, 2010

# health # relaxation

Time for Me Thursday

Happy Thursday, all! Another week has zoomed by and before we know it, the weekend will be here. Have y'all taken time out for yourself yet this week? I confess that I really haven't. I've been fighting technology to get stuff done and working on getting my poor living room in order. I'm happy to report that the only boxes in here are the holiday item storage totes that just today received another round of items as I unpacked them from various boxes.

I need to take time for me. It's been a great week so far, but have any of you noticed that when you have day after day of highs, your body gets tired out? I know there's a chemical reason for this. I remember learning about it while I worked on my degree, but honestly, it's probably long and drawn out and my brain is just plain tired. So, we'll just say that I'm tired.

Now, don't get me wrong, this is the best kind of tired there is...well except maybe the tired you feel after giving birth or after having..well, we'll leave that to your imaginations. This is a family friendly blog after all but I know that all of you moms didn't get to be moms by immaculate conception. *wink* Anyway...hehe...This is a good tired. It's the tired you get after really great news (which I've had some this week) and after you've been really productive.

The problem is that when I get this tired, it sometimes turns into a bad thing unless I take care of myself. A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. For me, that's something that will probably never go away. Once your brain learns a chemical pattern, it's hard to unlearn it..not impossible, but tough. So, when I get super duper tired or worn out, my brain goes ah-ha! and tries to put me into "the bad place." Well, I'm not going to let it. Today, I have two take care of me tasks. I'm going to drink all of my water (something I'm trying to get back into the habit of doing for my own health) and I'm going to turn on some of my meditation music and I'm just going to sit and let my body relax. This is something I actually learned how to do in a Psychology class and it's wonderful for my mind, body and spirit.

So, now that I've revealed my grand master take care of me plan for today, what are all of you going to do to take care of yourself? It doesn't have to be anything big, but it does have to be for you.



Angela @ Nine More Months said...

I wish I took some time for me. I was going to go see a movie with a friend tonight but she ended up canceling on me. There's always next week...

Nickle said...

I am going to work :( but hopefully tonight I will sleep as I have not in the past 2 days :(

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