Saturday, March 9, 2013

Week in Review

This week has been a tough one in terms of getting over a mental funk that I feel like I've been wading in for the past ten days. I know a lot of it has to do with my change in routine - although I've been exercising daily, eating clean, and getting plenty of sleep, I haven't felt like myself. My mood has been off. I've been cranky and kinda sad/dejected.

The problem is, I haven't learned how to just focus on one problem and solution. Instead, one thing goes wrong and I seem to spiral into a pit of negativity that involves not feeling good about myself, not feeling wanted or appreciated by others, and just generally feeling out of place.

It's been one of those weeks where because I want to eat healthy but don't really care about cooking I'll just eat plain tuna from the can. That's what I did for lunch today. Tuna straight from a can. Half way into it I added a bit of mustard but other than that, it was plain tuna - food as fuel, right?

I know this is temporary. I'll definitely get over it. The quote that Norma posted today helped me put a few things in perspective:

"I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." (George Bernard Shaw)

So this week, I'm going to either find the circumstances that work for me or I'm going to make them!


  1. Aerobic activity has been the best psychiatrist I ever found :-)

    I am very mercurial and I tend to live in the moment. That's great for good moments, not so good for challenging ones. One of the best things I ever learned about myself is that my mood will change with time. Seems simple, but once I gave myself permission to feel as I do, forgiving myself if need be, knowing I will feel better, and being okay with it all, life was a lot easier to enjoy!

  2. Sometimes, I find myself in an "all or nothing" frame of mind and have trouble adjusting to "do my best." Hang in there. It sounds like you are doing really good.

  3. Hi A! Are you possibly just tired? I get very down and gloomy when I'm super duper overly tired. That's what it sounds like it could be.

    :-) Marion

  4. Ugh. It's so rough when the moody blues get in the way. It's great that you're at least able to keep up with the healthy stuff! Run with the positives and feel better.

  5. I hate hear you have been in a funk. I was that way this weekend too but I am thinking it's because it's "that" time of the month and sometimes that plays tricks on my mind. I hope your mood passing by soon. I hate feeling out of place. You can't get comfortable and you feel mucky! Take some time for yourself this week maybe a little pampering. I know that always makes me feel better. I saw you are coming to the states soon where are you going? ... I guess not Texas huh? ;-(


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