By all rights, today should have been a horrible, mopey day. I had another very rough night of very little sleep - even in spite of Rx sleeping pills. My brain would not turn off, my stomach was in knots, and the dog insisted on hogging the bed.
But somehow, today was anything but horrible OR mopey. I estimate that I slept from 2ish - 6ish. I stayed in bed looking at my to-do list and assigning myself tasks for the day until the sun started to rise at 7. Coffee, shower, walked the dog a mile and we hopped in the car. I drove us to a nature preserve in the suburbs, running a few errands on the way.
It was windy and cold, yet unseasonably warm. You see, today's Action for Happiness was to do something active outside. And so the dog and I took a 2 mile walk around a little lake.
I was home by 11 a.m. and had the whole day ahead of me to check things off my list. Clean the kitchen, do some laundry, track my lunch and then sit down to work on a pro-bono project I'm behind on. I'm sure when I look at my work tomorrow I'll be less than impressed. I have tons of nervous energy but as sleep deprived as I am, I can't imagine I wrote anything worth sharing.
I've got a lentil loaf in the oven for next week as I type this. My food is tracked, my water consumed, my 10K+ steps have been taken and I've tracked my food. All I have left to do is change the bed linen and walk the dog.
My whole day has been about doing things to help me make my goals. I feel pretty good about today. If I can sleep tonight, tomorrow might be another good day. At least it's a full work week and maybe, just maybe, I'll get hired this week...or at least be closer to landing a job.
Have a great start to the week y'all!