RESTED THANK GOODNESS! Yesterday was sooooooo challenging being bug-eyed with exhaustion. Mark and I decided to forgo bike riding, because of my ‘falling down’ danger – even on the dedicated bike path. So I spent the day trying to take a nap so I could safely drive and go to last night’s writing group. Boy, I don’t know about you, but for ME, when I reach that level of insomniac exhaustion, the adrenaline kicks in and I just cannot sleep. Tried everything, watched BORING TV. Put on my sleep mask and counted blessings (good news I have a TON of blessings – sadly, sleep in the day, not being one of them). Meditated. Listened to hypnotic sleep tapes. Finally, I just let it ride and figured writing group was just not meant to be. I was disappointed, because I really wanted to go.
But GUESS WHAT? Mark to the rescue! Not only did he drive moi to the group, he was BRAVE and participated by writing his OWN story – and it was darn good. He impressed me with his willingness to do something out of his comfort zone and to hang out with people he hadn’t met before. What’s even MORE impressive to me, is that Mark may go back – not to rescue me, but because he had fun! Wow. We should never assume about other people, OR ourselves. Giving a try is great. It doesn’t always work out that a new activity or place resonates with us, but if we NEVER try doing something outside of our comforting boxes, we may be missing out a treasure trove of experience and fulfilling adventure.
TAXMAN COMETH! We have to find our tax receipts and go visit with our friendly accountant this evening. It’s always stressful corralling all of these, but we’ve done pretty well this year tossing them into one folder. Also, I’ll take a nice walk around Descanso Gardens before my therapy appointment and seeing the blooms and hearing the birds is always a great way to start the day.
Hope your day is filled bravery (or at least comforting Zen)
How about you?
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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. 🙂
BB (Body Balance) number 7.5 Sleep: 7.5 hours divided (good first 4, ok last 3.5) Tummy/Gut: balanced. Not hungry after 2 hours of waking (will wait for awhile, but will eat before walking) Energy: Moderate. Mood: Happy (on tax day? wow!)
BB is my personal criteria, and I don’t think too hard about it. I ask myself at the keyboard, what is my BB? A number between 1-10, including halves, pops into my head. I write it in my post Then I figure out why it is higher or lower and gently make note.
If you are interested these are my measures.
- Sleep. Quality and Amount.
- Tummy/Gut – If I ate what my body asked for, usually above and below the belly button feel balanced. Ate too much, below the belly button feels more full. Ate too little, the reverse.
- Am I hungry within 1 hour of waking? I have found that I feel best if I am hungry within 1 hour of waking. This tends to make my eating day even and not heavy on food in the evening. But I don’t eat if not hungry unless I’m about to ride or hike. I’ve learned I need to fuel these morning activities, or I’ll bonk.
- What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
- A quick look at my mood.
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TheBraveryCoach daily tweet is a morning mediation on how I either did, or can incorporate an aspect of bravery into my day. It is cheerful. It is esteem building. Those who want to follow these on Twitter may, by searching for the hashtag #bravery or by seeing my profile: