Funny story is, I had Danielle LaPorte’s ‘Desire Map Day Planner’ open on my bookshelf for six weeks prior to my fall which listed the following:
Reviewing it now I did (and did not do) all of these things.
So, back on the couch, not as frustrated with myself as I usually am in these situations, I guess because I have more acceptance and understanding around how and why I got myself off balance. A greater sense of if I want to stop the roller coaster, I have to make the choice to get off it!
- More sleep, 5.5 hours a night isn’t enough
- More time outside, working nights makes this hard, it has to become a priority
- More gentle exercise, walking and yin yoga is more supportive of my body than strength training and running intervals at this point
- Down size my ‘to do’ list, essentials only
- Only start one new thing at a time, just because I have the energy in this moment for three new endeavours does not mean that energy will last into next month…
- Meditate daily, even just ten minutes will create much more space in the rest of the day
- Log off the computer and read something meaningful, facebook is boring and rarely enhances my day in any deep way ;-)
- Make more time for random restful activities and remember that they are NOT a waste of time.
- Don't be afraid to chill and watch a little mindless TV or indulge in a movie night.
Biggest take away is that despite my consistency with my diet and always looking for the answer in what or what doesn’t go in my mouth, if I continue to live in this way and disrespect how much lifestyle choices affect my health I will continue to swing significantly up and down.