Have you ever had one of those days that you just feel BLAH?
This week has been one for the books for me. I was able to squeeze in a 5mile run on Monday morning right before heading for work. Did my best to be my chirpy self at work – but it just was not happening. I still do what I need to do. But, one thing I noticed – I have been feeling a little burnt out. And I can’t really pin point the culprit. I was tempted to call in sick this morning – but I know I can still do my work.
I was just off.
And I just had to accept that fact that there are days that schedules are forgotten, some goals take a back seat and all I want to do is curl up in my corner of my couch.
It is hump day Wednesday today and just a couple more days and perhaps a trip to Spokane is just what I need to get me out of this unexplainable rut.
Well, I am not traversing down depression or anything. I know that it is just the blues – and I can still think of ways to try to get myself off it.
How to Beat the Blues
Taking Naps. Yes, I have been fortunate enough to get off work at a reasonable time and have been squeezing in a 30-minute catnap before I pick Sky up from Summer camp. Helps me re-energize for a little bit.
Being a Sloth. Aside from naps, I just aimlessly did nothing and planned nothing as soon as I get home. Normally, I would jot down blog post ideas, read a page on a work-related book or just clean the house. Well, yesterday – I kind of did the laundry and managed to cook an easy stir fried ground turkey dinner before I picked Sky up. Old habits do die hard – even if you try to stop yourself. But, like right now – I just watched a couple of back episodes of Castle with some comfort food. And bought Sky a Happy Meal for his dinner.
Comfort Food. Yesterday, I happily snacked on a bag of Galletas De Patatas – otherwise known as Egg Cracklets and some Haw Flakes. And this evening, I had some fried tuyo, kamatis (fresh tomato) with bagoong (shrimp paste), steamed Kangkong (water spinach) and a good serving of white rice. And I have to say I feel much much better.
Exercise. I kind of trumped on this one – but I did get enough of heavy lifting (Read: 2 person Stand Pivot Transfers x 9 with a transfer pole and more…) this morning at work. I did remember to push through my legs and not my back. Exercise produces healthy endorphins that is a natural way of lifting your mood up. So tomorrow, whether I like it or not – I will get up and run. And find my usual happy place again.