I have been unnaturally tired for the last couple of weeks and I endured a headache yesterday. It made for a long day.
As my workday ended, I decided that Wellness Wednesday would be the theme of the evening. So I stopped for a walk on the way home and savored the fresh air, stopping occasionally to touch the bark on a tree or to examine the light hitting a shallow stream.
My house needs a good cleaning, my closet is in shambles, the trash needs to go out and the list goes on and on. Fortunately, these things can wait a while so I fed Scout and went to bed.
Warm pjs, soft pillows and a purring kitty cat are my idea of self care. Here’s hoping today is better.
Sometimes self care is candles and a bubble bath. Sometimes it’s doing the work you have been putting off. Sometimes self care is drinking the water and eating the vegetables. Sometimes it is surrendering to the demands of your body and just going to bed.
Learn to listen to your body and learn to know the difference. Understanding what you need is a true skill and one we all should master.
It’s good that you are listening to your body, and doing “self care”! So many people just keep forging ahead, ignoring all the signals. It’s not nice to try to fool Mother Nature!
Two great photos to brighten MY day too.
You can only push your body so hard before it begins to resist. I was grateful for an early bedtime!
Looks like a special place to walk. Hope today is a better day.
It’s a beautiful place but is increasingly overrun with tourists. Luckily, it’s not so bad in the evenings in winter and it was almost deserted that night.
I was grateful for the solitude.
My headache came a day later then yours…mine is here on Thursday. And boy was it a doozy! Usually one dose of Advil will knock it out. This one took two doses, and, like you, I’m in bed early. I clocked out from work at 7:30pm and was in my bed by 7:50pm. I hope you’re feeling better today and that I am feeling better tomorrow!
A good night’s sleep helped me. I hope you’re all better today!
I couldn’t agree more about the importance of self care and listening to your body. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather the past few days. I’m hoping to get some fresh air this weekend, which I find always helps me feel better.