I decided to treat myself to a cup of regular coffee this morning. I’ve been sick since Sunday afternoon. I haven’t slept much. The littlest has been sick too (fever sickies). I didn’t even make coffee yesterday and I barely drank what I made the previous two days. Today feels like a nice time to treat myself.
It’s funny what self care can look like.
Today it’s a cup of hot, regular coffee. As opposed to my usual decaf. It also looks like my regular routine of teeth brushing, turmeric and vitamin d3 with a glass of water (or two), and updating the dry erase with the date and a fresh tally of daily water intake.
All of that helps keep me feeling stable.
To complement my regular routine, a month ago, I started adding new objectives. One definitive thing at a time. No black and white generalized thinking. One specific and measurable goal until it becomes routine.
Week 1. Eating window 9am-7pm
Week 2. Seven glasses of water a day
Week 3. Mindful posture
Week 4. Daily PT exercises
I’ll write about each of these next. I’m putting a lot of work and intention into my time and I’m feeling really successful. It’s positive, consistent progress.