To be perfectly honest . . . the month of January has sucked for me.
The bitter cold has forced me inside while wearing layers of clothing that are so damn unattractive! (Have you ever tried feeling sexy when you have “hat head,” wool socks pulled up to your knees and a down vest with food stains all over it because you can’t bear to take it off to wash)??
The aftermath of a hectic and stressful holiday with my family has settled into my body, allowing a nasty virus to take over and leave me tired, unproductive and bitchy!
I still can’t seem to find the datebook I crave (yes, I still like to write things down) after three trips to Staples! Without the perfect date book, I can’t plan my year and set my goals and get organized and begin checking off tasks and crossing out “to do” lists . . . and this just makes me more bitchy!
With this damn virus invading me, my exercise schedule is all off, and that is TRAGIC!
And all I seem to be craving is toast with peanut butter!! A LOT OF PEANUT BUTTER!
I feel ungrounded, off balanced and just fucking “off” . . . . so needless to say, this is NOT how I envisioned my “fresh new year” to begin.
Today though . . . I am confident that I slayed my virus with a shit load of Bio Vegetarian supplements, water and rest.
It’s not as cold this week, so I’ve enjoyed the fresh air and the birds singing. I still have “hat head” BUT I have washed my down vest and got a pedicure (sexy toes are always nourishing).
I’m getting back on track with my exercise schedule and even popped out of bed at 5 am (no snooze button) for my “Hip Hop Wednesday Spin Class” Thank you Sarah for motivating me to get my butt on that spin bike!
I have been writing in my gratitude journal almost daily, I am following a “habits chart” created by Gretchen Rubin, and best of all . . . I have discovered a datebook that I am IN LOVE with and it’s only been in my possession for 20 hours! It’s called the Panda Planner and it is everything “life coachy” and more! Check it out at pandaplanner.com
I have checked in with my core desires, I am working on different aspects of mindfulness, I am attempting to meditate daily (ok . . . maybe every other day) and I created my wall of quotes/inspiration/reminders that keep me grounded and true (I knew I would find a use for that cute washi tape I’ve had in my drawer for months)!
So my January isn’t sucking as much any more, and I am grateful for that.
How are you feeling??
What has your January looked like so far??
Sometimes it just doesn’t “flow” the way we want it to . . . and that is totally ok.
Here are a few words of wisdom to perhaps help you feel more in “flow” . . .
be gentle with yourself
let go of expectations
surround yourself with those you love
get a pedicure
rest some more
be patient with your body
buy fresh flowers
nourish yourself with healthy food
find the perfect datebook
buy soft tissues
don’t settle for less
believe that that you deserve more
love love love