today's activity was: Make time to do something playful today; just for the fun of it"
and I think I've failed on this one
I've been a grumpy old grouch for most of the day, with a short fuse, a sarcastic tongue, and quick to point out everything wrong or pointless - all-in-all, feeling quite down.
Whenever anyone asked me how I was today, I told them I was feeling a bit down. And what I discovered was that people just don't know what to do with that information. I suppose there's just not time at work (although, having said that, I make time to listen to people when they're struggling).
One person suggested I take up a new hobby. Well, I already do a voluntary job, go to a painting class, run, learn a language, and go to Buddhist meetings....... I do quite enough!
Another said I needed to treat myself to something nice..................
Others just shrugged it off and changed the subject.
People don't like it when other people aren't 'fine'.
I found myself resorting to trying to explain it away myself by saying that maybe I was coming down with a cold or something, or maybe the current spate of grey, sunless weather has dragged me down.
Someone else said I needed to be 'more Cornish' - let it wash over me; nothing is THAT serious!
There were, like any day, good things that happened too. There was an amazing thing that was like support from the Universe - we had been trying to figure out how to support someone to get to a health appointment (there have to be two of us with him) - and the phone rang, and it was the health centre to say they were sorry but they had to cancel his appointment because the doctor wasn't well!
Another very helpful person appeared when I was trying to get a prescription sorted for someone - I was given a signed prescription which I took to the pharmacy................. pharmacy said 'they no longer make that' so back to the receptionist, who then was an absolute star and managed to sort things out so that I could get what I needed (for a person I support). I was SO grateful to her.
Anyway, I am pleased to say I did not resort to eating to make myself feel better. I came home and did 10 mins resistance band workout, then made a nice mug of Mexican Hot Chocolate (cocoa with some cinnamon and chilli and vanilla in!). I'm now going to watch the last episode of a very good drama I've been following.
It's still raining out there.......... I guess there's still time to do something playful - just not sure what that might be yet!