I get overwhelmed a lot. I have depression (treated) and anxiety and sometimes it just all rears its ugly head. Not to worry though, all is fine right now. I do have to say that I am CRAVING routine right now. Having been out of town 2 of the past 4 weeks and then playing catchup the remaining 2 of the 4 weeks has my head whirling. In years past, I could go with the flow a little more easy (but was never truly “carefree”) but lately it’s just been draining. Of course now on this Skinny Emmie journey I’ve added in at least 5 hours a week exercising when I previously would be doing other things. Also trying to commit to journalism (here) with this blog takes up a good bit of time during the week. I have so many things I think I need to say or work out, that my brain is just going “overload!” On the positive side, this means growth inside and hopefully shrinking outside 🙂
As predicted yesterday, I DID NOT want to get up to go do cardio this morning. I buried my head under the blanket to escape the beeping cell phone. It lasted only about 10 seconds until hubs let out a grunt that let me know I needed to commit to either getting up or staying in bed. Instead of torturing him any more with the sound of my alarm, I begrudgingly got up and got to the gym.
After the gym, I got to work, Starbucks in hand, and let out a groan. I love my work, truly, but I have just not been in the most upbeat of moods this week. One of the few things I jotted down while on my cruise was that I needed to be more thankful. Grateful. Acknowledge all things big and small in my life that I don’t take notice of normally.
Then, I read my friend Krissie’s post about starting a new project where she photo blogs about what she is thankful for. I love this idea. Here is her thankful blog if you want to see it. I decided I would start one also.
I haven’t had much time tonight to get it put together, but it will be up tomorrow night for sure. So for now, I’m going to share my thankful things right here.
I’ll let you know when my new “thankful blog” is up tomorrow. How do you keep yourself mindful of everything you need to be thankful for?