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Monday, January 21, 2013

Taking Care Of Me

My resolution this year was to take more time for myself. I know going into the next few months I'm setting myself up for another battle with depression. I spent a year in therapy trying to climb out of the black hole that was my depression and I'm really trying to avoid repeating that experience. That was, of course, several years ago but the pain  of that period can still feel real if I think about it.

So on New Year's Eve I started a Smashbook with my goals, affirmation, and log to track my success. Just writing in this book fulfills my "scrapbook more" goal. And like many Moms who are too busy, I'm also focusing on slimming down. I always feel better when I make healthy eating choices and I know that exercise can help boost endorphins.

A preemptive strike of sorts going on over here. I hit the gym two days in a row and my total aggravation with the darlings dissipated by the time I got home. (Instead of getting ready this morning someone decided to sit inside the laundry hamper and yell at her siblings.) and for every 10lbs I lose I am buying myself something I love that I normally wouldn't shell out for, or if I did I would feel guilty about it. Like a manicure. Or a new book. Or a pair of shoes.

I'm already imagining all the fun I'm going to have dress shopping for my sister-in-laws wedding in May! I've already written about the time Hubby and I are spending together which is also part of taking care of me. This weekend I'm going to start a t-shirt quilt for myself. Since I need to clean out my drawers it's time to start this project as I've held on to stuff I don't wear, for that purpose.

My challenge to you readers- leave me a comment with the 1st reward you would want to give yourself for any accomplishment. Weight loss, sticking to a new habit, a great job at work, whatever. Full disclosure: I might borrow your ideas :).

1 comment:

  1. I find a good margarita to be a great motivation for me. LOL :)

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