So far, it feels like my day is not going to plan. I got up to take the dog for a walk, but when I got dressed and walked outside with the lead… I realized it is raining (much to the dog’s confusion). I had a message from our grocery delivery service saying our goods were on the doorstep…they are not. I decided I would use this time in the morning productively and do some work. Can’t log into the work system. Then my son got up and said his ear is aching and he doesn’t feel very well. All this, and it hasn’t even hit 6.30am yet.
I can feel myself being sucked into a bad mood. I’m sooo not looking forward to this day. It would be really easy to just walk straight back into bed and climb under the doona (especially because it is raining!).
I know this is a vital point where I need to catch myself. That if I continue with this thought process, by the end of today I will be wound up like a super spring coil and I will most likely blow my top (most likely at poor unsuspecting husband or children).
I need to shake it off. At the end of the day, nothing actually disastrous has happened. I just need to revise some of my plans. I am adaptable! I can do this.
For times like this, I do actually have a list. Here’s my “get out of the funk” list:-
- Have a bath
- Listen to happy music (ideally including dancing around like a maniac)
- Cup of tea on the front veranda
- Headspace app meditation
- Write in my journal
- Write a blog post
Ha! Hence why I am here. Writing my thoughts down on paper always seems to put them in perspective, catch them before they get out of control.
Right…lets go start this day again. Put on some music, get the kids up for school, do some daggy dancing.
Any more ideas for my “get out of the funk” list? I’d love to hear them…