Journals and exercise
Sunday, August 24, 2014
This week has been really tough - it started with a virus that has really laid me low all week, and alongside that my stress levels increased with trying to manage my workload whilst still feeling unwell.
My sleep pattern has been all over the place for the last couple of weeks, and of course, this adds to the overall feeling of being unwell.
I identified a solution in a previous post - exercise, and making sure that I take regular walks outside and commune with the world around me and watch the change in nature as we move towards autumn - it reminds me that I'm a very small part of the world, but the world is still there to provide me with solace when I ask for it.
interestingly in addition to exercise, I have found making entries into my stress and my sleep journals has been really helpful too - just writing things down helps to park them for the night and identify possible solutions (though I find other things to worry about during the night now!)
My goals for this week include the following:
1. Take time out for myself - my head hurts so much because it hasn't had a break for a couple of weeks
2. Do a 30 minute exercise workout every day
3. Take the time to slow down and breathe
I appreciate that this doesn't make very happy reading again, but there are a couple of positive thoughts, and I have an outline plan for the coming week - so for me this is