Yesterday started out as a cranky, rough day. Although I was pumped to see the Royals win, I don’t function well on little sleep. Less sleep plus my allergies kicking in led to me feeling pretty crappy.
I started out thinking that the day would be “wasted.” I wasn’t nice to Dan as I shook him awake for work. I grudgingly participated in my 7 am conference call (with almost no voice).
Then I started thinking about ways that I could improve my day. Ways to turn my frown upside down. It started out slow, but the more I did, the better I felt. Here is what I did:
-Took medicine. Not my favorite thing to do, but allergy headaches require it sometimes.
-Packed in the fruits and veggies. I tried to shove as many nutrients into my meals as possible and probably ate 8 servings of F+V
-Avoided sugar. On days when I am tired, I gravitate towards sugar, but it always make me feel worse in about 1 hour. Yesterday I was successful until those four dark chocolate kisses right before bed.
-CHUGGED hot tea and water. Hot tea always makes me feel better - herbal mint and green tea are a winning combo.
-Worked out. I didn’t know how I was going to squeeze my workout in yesterday. However, when I arrived home from work I found that Ina was still napping. I resisted the (very strong) urge to cuddle in bed next to her and instead did two 15 minute workouts, one strength and one HIIT.
-Accepted backup. My mom, bless her heart, knew I was going to be tired after the game and planned on making us dinner after she watched Ina all day.
Wild caught salmon, potato, and veg. Maybe I should be “tired” more often?
-Danced with Ina after she grabbed my hands and said, “Momma, I dance with you!"
-Studied God’s word. After dinner I drove to the church for my ladies' small group.
By the end of the day, I wasn’t feeling amazing, but I did feel a lot better, and was happy I didn’t waste my 14 hours.
What do you do to reverse your mood? Any tried and true ways to turn that frown upside down?