Tuesday morning I woke up with a terrible case of the “blahs”.
My body felt physically rundown and heavy, like I was trudging through thick mud.
My mind was in a fog making completing simple thoughts difficult and causing me to walk into a room in my house and wonder what I was in there for.
Some days I can work to turn a mood like this around. I can push myself to exercise or do something nice for myself. Positive self talk and reframing my outlook can also help.
On Tuesday there was no budging the “blahs”.
When I can’t shift how I feel I need to shift my expectations and how I approach the day.
I took the time to explain how I felt to my kids and husband, because it helps them to know who they are dealing with. I didn’t do this expecting them to do anything for me or be different than their normal selves. I did this simply to communicate what was going on with me.
Doesn’t it help you to know what the people around you are feeling?
I know that when I’m feeling tired, run down and just “off” I move to anger faster than I should. My fuse is short and my sensitivity runs higher than usual. Being aware of this helps me to stay calm, even when that takes a bit more effort. I remind myself to take a moment before reacting strongly to something that might not be a big deal at all.
Self awareness does not come easily. But it makes living with my family, and with myself a whole lot easier.
Take a moment to really understand how you feel today.
How will your feelings inform the decisions you make today? What can you do to make sure that you and your family take the time to share how you are all really feeling today?
I’d love to hear how you are today. Share your feelings and thoughts in the comments below.