This morning I woke up energized.
It’s true! For the first time in months I woke up and started my day, and felt energized….elated, even. I’m betting it’s the pharmacy worth of vitamins I took yesterday evening—whatever it is, I’ll take it. To go even one day without a weight of fatigue hanging over me is a gift right now.
I still don’t have solid answers as to what exactly is going on (I will soon!), but I am being proactive in taking steps to balance my physical, mental and emotional self. That includes supplements, exercise, eating healthier, sleep, and stress reduction. I know that stress is a huge factor in the imbalance of our bodies, and have to laugh at how hard it can be to not stress out about being stressed out. I am doing a lot of breathing, some meditation, and am practicing mindfulness as much as possible.
Speaking of intention and mindfulness…weekends have always been special for us, but I feel like in recent years we have really worked at being more intentional about how we spend our free days together. We used to go out to brunch pretty often, but since we have started our Debt Free journey, that has become a rare treat. Instead, one of us usually makes a special breakfast on at least one weekend day. This morning, I made a lovely frittata inspired by a post from The Stone Soup—I love the simplicity of Jules’ recipes and have never been disappointed. (I’ve been cooking from her recipes for 10 years now!) It’s such a treat to sit at the table together and enjoy a nice breakfast—truthfully, we keep things simple and don’t miss going out to brunch.
After breakfast, I knew I would be spending a lot of time cleaning and cooking, so wanted to get a little adventure in. Ziggy has been so scared after the fireworks that we’ve kept him home most days, so we decided to head out to Thousand Acres (aka Doggy Disneyland) where he could run to his heart’s content. He romped around while we walked the trails, predictably lost his ball in the river, barked in other dogs’ faces, and had a jolly good time. After a good lunch and nap, I was able to spend a few hours meal prepping for the week and cleaning my studio space (another thing that has been neglected for a while). A side effect of all this health research has been cleaning out our home of unwanted items. We are clearing out negative energy and unnecessary belongings, and it feels amazing. The future looks bright, folks!