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The girl that filled my dark.

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.

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