It's Monday. Had a lovely weekend. But boy was it hard getting up this morning. I really REALLY wanted to sleep in...like not do anything and just stare out the window, fall back asleep...stare again....maybe eat...and then sleep. I just didn't want to think, feel, do or...and then...I got up. I knew that this was not a day for that. I didn't feel depressed...but I didn't want that mood turning into a depressive state. I knew if I acted on that mood, but the end of the day I would be feeling sad, because I have responsibilities.
So I got up and slathered on the self care. I have been comparing it to sunscreen. You protect yourself out in the sun when you need to...why not with mental health sunscreen? Put it on every day. Even when you think you don't need it, slather it on. Especially the days when you're feeling a little off...that's when you just pour it on. So I did. I was up, out, went for a walk, did a podcast and got a chore done.
Here's the podcast.
I felt better after I reached out and talked to you guys. I know you aren't right here with me...but as I'm talking and sharing my thoughts - I feel less alone. I sure do hope my babbling helps in some way for you too.
I've been making little videos and posting on Instagram.
So! Last week! I started on a new project - an art project. And so far, I'm pleased that it's going well. I've done two exercises. I included pictures for you to see. I draw with a #2 pencil and then after that, I make copies and I add a little color. Because, why not?
I took a peek at the next exercise and I can see they are getting a little more challenging. But I didn't think I was going to do well at any of it. I was doubtful I would have any fun - but I am!
I'll see what comes up this week.
So see Rebecca? Okay - hold on - I'm going to chat with myself for a little bit. Isn't it great that you practice self love and self care? Do you see how it works? I do! I really do.
Okay - back to you guys. Seriously - I do. This isn't to say I don't have my human moments. I'm bitchy, twitchy and itchy at times. But the discomfort is less BECAUSE of the self care stuff. It sends this message to my subconscious that I can handle it. Then my subconscious works extra hard to get shit done. And again...our subconscious doesn't know right from wrong, fear from calm, truth from fiction. It just acts and behaves as we give it the information. So give it a lot of love, kindness, and reassurance and it really starts to rock for us.
Thanks for being here.
Thanks for your support.
I really appreciate it.