Feeling Low, Feeling Lost
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This summer has been very hard for me. I feel like every time I sort of get a handle on my stress levels, some small thing pushes me back into feeling like crap. Tonight my kids gave me such a hard time going to bed, which in the grand scheme is not a big deal, but I just came downstairs and stress ate a pile of food.
I have been gaining weight this summer, and when I feel so overwhelmed I don't even know how to control that. I am generally eating at home and buying healthy groceries, but my portions are way too big and I'm snacking more than I should. It's all very simple to see but when I'm stressed the first thing that goes is mindful eating.
I also know that more exercise would help balance my moods and calm me down. I am going to aim for short (20-30 minute) workouts 3x per week just to get back in a routine and feel the positive mental effects.
Okay. Tomorrow is another day and I am strong enough to keep pushing through and sort out the ways to make myself stronger, calmer, and healthier. Now to go try to sleep off this dark cloud hovering over my head.