It’s been awhile since I’ve written Being sick for over a week was no fun. I let myself get run down trying to do too much and not getting enough sleep.
And, after they’ve run themselves ragged and perhaps realize that they could have used their time more wisely, then begins the mental put downs and self-flagellations.
This isn’t being a good friend to yourself. My philosophy is: If you wouldn’t say something to your best friend, don’t say it to yourself. It’s not productive and it’s potentially damaging.
Goodness knows there are plenty of assaults on our self-esteem without us adding to them.
So what are some things we can do to get ourselves back in a healthy groove?
First – erase everything from your mind except today. (If it’s nighttime for you right now, still do this.)
Second, set a bedtime for tonight that will give you 7 or more hours of sleep.
Third, set an hour ahead of that bedtime to take care of yourself, i.e. take a soothing bath, meditate with soothing music, read an enjoyable book, watch a funny show that makes you laugh, write in your journal how glad you are to be alive and able to begin TODAY to make your life better.
Fourth, depending how much time is left before your bedtime today, set out some simple tasks that you can accomplish in that time and feel good about, and do them. If it’s only one task, that’s OK.
Love you all,