It’s Monday, and it feels like a Wednesday.
It was a hard weekend. Tim was on a men’s “retreat,” so I was alone with the kids. And, I was grieving. So, though I woke up this morning feeling ready to go, I am now done.
Have you had those Mondays? When, though you get started with gusto, you peter out by mid-afternoon? Though you felt ready to face the week just a few short hours ago, you wonder how you’re going to make it until 5 or 6 or 10?
Maybe you’re having one of those today, too.
I used to beat myself up on these days. What’s wrong with you? Pull it together! I’d say. And I’d feel even worse.
But, I’m learning. Now, when I recognize I’m out of energy, out of cognitive ability, out of any sense of caring for others, I take a break. I stop what I’m doing. And I breath.
Deep breath in.
Deep breath out.
Did you know deep breathing heals? Deep breathing eases depression and anxiety as it produces the feel good hormones occitocin and prolactin while lowering stress hormones.
Maybe you, like me, need a moment or two – or three! – to breath.
I’m too tired to offer an insight from someone else. Too worn out to search for one of my many earmarks in my books and internet browser to find something to encourage you. I’m sorry. But I won’t beat myself up about it. Because maybe you, like me, needed to be reminded to breath.
So, go ahead. Take a breath. And heal.
be transformed by the renewing of your mind…
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