So, lately I’ve been feeling in a rut. Things are a little less beautiful and a little more blah. I get that life ebbs and flows and it can’t be ‘up’ all the time, but things need to turn around or I’m going to get seriously pissed. I’m not sure if it’s a weight gain thing, or a new mom thing, or a wanderlust thing or a whatever thing. Maybe it’s all of that and more. It’s just a big rut. But rather focus on the downers, I’m more inclined to hone in on what’s happening to make me feel this way and change it. *Do or do not, there is no try* (Yoda?)
I don’t know about other new parents out there, but once my son was born, daily showers became a thing of the past. Time rushes in and blows out so fast all of the sudden 3 days passed by with no shower and I’m left wondering why I feel so gross. So, in an effort to start the day off right, numero uno after waking up is —> shower. It may not seem like a big thing, but I think it’s something that helps start the day off right and in my haste to have some time to myself I forgo the shower for other pleasures (a great breakfast or yoga), but then feel yucky later on during day, which then leads me to get mad at myself for not showering in the first place.
And not just shower, but actually groom myself. Do hair and makeup. Make an effort to look put together. There’s an old 4-H lesson (oh yeah, I’m so cool haha) that says ‘Looking Good, Feeling Great’ and maybe that’s a mantra I need to adopt.
So, let’s start with that!