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Monday Makeover: It’s a brand new week and I jumped out of the bed with my arms flying in the air…
Yelling, “This is the week!”
This may not be the week where my dream explodes full force into reality, but it feels good to wake up like that and say the words out loud. It gives me the strength and the belief to put that next foot out there and to get up when my alarm screams so loud it shakes my tired head off the pillow. And sometimes, I need a little over enthusiasm to remind myself my mood is in my own hands. Some of it is physiological I guess, but there are others things I can do to wash that staleness right on out.
The weekend was good. Grandma and grandpa kept the kids overnight Friday, which made me a little sad because I absolutely without a doubt love putting them to bed, saying prayers and blowing kisses. I can’t wait until the moment I hear their sweet voices calling out for me, shuffling to the bed in the morning, crawling in and wrapping their little arms around me so happy just to be together. So it was hard to leave them, knowing I’d miss that moment, but I know it’s good for everyone in the long run. Sigh. I survived, and my weekend turned out pretty great.
So what did I do?
I wrote. I saw a really great blues band, Samantha Fish with one of my besties, and worked out. Power Yoga. Did my split cardio and weight strengthening routine. After the kids napped, we piled in the car and went to my nephews third birthday party, a great relief when it’s cold outside. New toys, new surroundings, and a little group of kids to get silly with. The highlight of my Sunday was something so simple—a cleaning party! I’m convinced now, anything can be made fun for kids. It’s all how you spin it. They raced against each other like racecars, scrubbing the bathroom floor with their sponges, helping clean the shower and we challenged each other in a final race down hall with toys in our arms, seeing who could make it to the right spot and put the toy where it belonged the fastest! Later that night, we ended the day with pizza picnic in a tent in the living room, surrounded in pillows and blankets and watched a movie(though they end up right on top of me on the couch in a dogpile with all the blankets on top). ;0)
So after such a great weekend, how do we forward into Monday, happy to be moving forward?
I’m dreaming. I’m planning. I’m not giving Monday a negative thought and I’m steering the course with both hands on the wheel, my foot on the pedal and being mindful not to gas it too hard so I miss the world. I’m getting up at 4:30 a.m. I’m having my cup of coffee. I’m looking at my favorite quotes and pictures to start my day and I’m writing. I’m going to work, I’m dreaming and planning, and I’m doing my best each day. And now I’ve added a new goal. I’m getting healthy again. Because by accomplishing a smaller goal, tracking what goes in my mouth, taking care of my body and building more strength so I can ultimately do the headstand I’m aiming to do, I’m helping my mind and my body. I’m more creative now. I remember more things. And patience? There’s more of it to spread around. ;0)
What about you? What little thing can you do this week to help boost your mood and steer the course to something bigger and better in your life?