Sunday, November 20, 2011
I think yesterday's rant really helped me. I got it out of my system - and although the feelings haven't disappeared, they're not lingering over me in the same manner (at least for the time being).
My sleep seems to be breaking around 3:30 a.m. lately. However, I stayed in bed until 5 and then got up and did something that I haven't done in quite a while -- morning yoga. I used to have a short 5-pose yoga routine that would do every morning to help me get centered. It wouldn't take much time, but just those movements would loosen me up and get me ready for the day. Although I couldn't do all the poses properly, I did do the whole routine and just focused on my breathing. I had forgotten how good it felt. I'll post my routine in another entry.
I still had some residual anxiety (well, I always have some anxiety so I'm not sure if it was residual) so one of the first tasks I did was to sort some of the kitchen cabinets that have been driving me crazy. I boxed up a bunch of mugs and other dishes that I don't frequently use but am not ready to get rid of yet -- just seeing the cleared up space made me feel better.
I did some prep for dinner (Shepherd's pie tonight - meat version for D, veggie version for me) and then ... the highlight of my day ... I DROVE!!
I had not driven since Oct. 29th!! I really missed driving. I slowly and cautiously drove to the salon for a much needed mani/pedi!
I had a few other errands on my list, but I was feeling rather tired so I just headed home after the salon -- I didn't want to overdo it for the day.
Getting out of the house gave me such a feeling of relief and freedom ... I hope that as I go back to work tomorrow my routine falls into place without much difficulty.