Well. This past week was . . . a week. Without going into detail, it just sucked on several fronts. My coping mechanisms were not great (to say the least) and of course I feel negative about that as well (meta-suffering?). I guess it could have been worse – I did not dive into social media, so there’s that.
I will be positive about the fact that it is now mostly over, though some of the things I am stressing over remain . . . unresolved. Unfortunately, I woke up at 4 am perseverating about said issues, including our floors (anxiety involving parallel themes of money + time + also compete disinterest in making any decor-related decisions). At 5, I finally decided to just get up because Cameron has a track meet and I want to fit in my own run prior to the (4 hour long) event.
G also has a soccer game, but Josh is taking her (yay). Then he will drop her off at the track meet and go to work, because he is on call. From this vantage point, all I can think about is how at 2 pm, I am very much hoping to take a nap.
My biggest goals today are to practice self-compassion and self-care. It was a hard week, but that doesn’t mean I am a bad person or a failure. Moving on to start a new day.
Things that are good:
1- Our weather for today looks pretty good for a track meet. I know it is downright frigid in a lot of the country so I should (and do) appreciate this.
2- I have a good number podcasts in my queue that I am looking forward to listening to. During today’s run: More Happier, Freakonomics MD, and New Music Friday
3- So many great book recs from you all the other day; am looking forward to compiling many of them into my 2022 TBR list. That is my main activity/goal for the day other than track meet + nap.