Oooosh, my hands and feet just won't stay warm. I've got socks on. I layered today! I'm learning to head out in the mornings with more clothes on me. But my feet and hands are the temperature gauge - they are ice cold - and they say - it's frickin' chilly!
I've got my cup of Joe now....actually that's what the coffee is called - it's from Trader Joe's. It's delicious. It's the light roast. I'm back home - and warming up. Awwww...that feels good.
I did a podcast this morning (even with chilly hands):
It was a lovely walk - a lovely morning - I was feeling rather pleased with myself. I got up earlier. I was out earlier. I went for my walk and then it was off to the market. I had a really easy and pleasant experience there. Even saw someone I knew - and I wanted to say hello to him. Usually - I just want to get in and out - no chitter chatter. But today - I felt like saying hello. I did good.
Now - for those out there - I'm talking to the ones who have been or feel fragile, nervous, anxious, or scared to let their true self out - let her/him out! You deserve it.
Yes, I feel so much better now that my true self is coming out. I feel so much better that I'm allowing myself to feel good about me - have good moments - those are important. A successful, happy, and peaceful trip to the market for me - well that's fabulous! And let me tell you - it's also important to go easy on yourself when the wind shifts and you feel grouchy, irritable, scared, worried or angry. Just pour on the extra does of self care talk - slather that shit on!
Here I'll give you some for today:
I am worthy.
I am deserving.
I can handle my life and my emotions.
I am a part of the world and I have a part in this world.
I am proud of who I am.
How does that feel? Does it feel good? Does it feel weird? Does it feel tingly? It's ALL OK. Just keep doing it over and over and over again.
So the picture above is me in my fuzzy hoodie. One of my good friends gave it to me and I just love it. It has to be cold out there - because once it's on - the heat starts to circulate in there. I feel like a fuzzy teddy bear.
The picture below - well that's me at the end of most days and it feels spectacular. I'll be under the blanket with sock covered feet. I love it when our cat curls up next to me - because if I can't get warm - I'll warm my cold tootsies by him.
You take care of you out there! Mental Girl is on your side!