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200236712-001 I usually love the rain – the thrill of hearing the wind rustle through the leaves in the two enormous trees in front of my house, the patter of rain against the windows, the gray skies – it puts me in a mood to be creative for some reason. We’ve had a big storm here for the last few days and we really need it because there have been words like “summer drought” and “water rationing” bandied about.

But these last few days, I’m really not loving the rain.  It’s made me feel really depressed and down.  I think part of that comes from feeling overwhelmed in general and in need of this week-long break I’m on.  I’ve let some things go around the house, and really need time to get organized and do a good deep-cleaning.  Couple this with the fact that I’m in a “low budget” situation again this month, and things haven’t been looking too good.

I haven’t been tracking, although I haven’t been eating badly.  I didn’t go to my TNT mentor-led training on Saturday morning, because when the alarm went off at 5:45am, I think I said, “ya, right” and rolled over.  Then I didn’t go to my WW meeting for a similar reason.  Ugh.

Today has been a better day.  I have gotten a few things done around the house and I met with a former colleague for coffee & conversation this morning, which was nice.  Now I’m off to a nail appointment and to spend time with my parents, sister, and nieces at my parents’ house which should be fun. Maybe it’ll be enough to shake me out of these doldrums.

The plan to shake myself out of this “storm”:

  • Do a partial cleaning of the bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen when I get home.  Just picking things up and wiping things off – not a deep cleaning (no vacuuming or mopping), but just a good tidying up.  An organized house always makes me feel better.
  • Do the BL Yoga DVD – Bob’s soothing voice calms me down.
  • Take a bath tonight and really spend time enjoying the warm water, with some nice music and candles.  Let the stress go!
  • Spend the rest of the evening reading, enjoying some strong coffee, and planning the rest of my week off.  Maybe making a list of all the great things I have planned to do with friends and all of the things I am grateful for, just as a reminder.
  • Go to bed early so I can get up and hit the gym for a true treadmill session – at least 1 hour.

I think that if I can accomplish the things on the list above, I’ll be in a much better place, mentally, amd the rest will follow.


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