Lord have mercy on me. If this is how I plan to manage my so called broad approach to healthy, then I’m already doomed. Day 1, night 1 I did not get in bed until after midnight, and did not finally turn off my phone until 2:06 am. :O
Of course this morning getting up was a joke, and to add insult I felt like I was getting a cold. Being pragmatic, the lack of sleep is just wearing me down. Seriously, I have had like 3 hours of sleep each night for the past several weeks.
After a nap I spent a couple hours on the couch, ate my left over pizza (it was thin crust, don’t judge) and tried to talk myself into getting up.
However, and I believe this is a valid excuse, Hulu had my trapped in a circle. I’m stuck on Vanderpump Rules on Bravo (I can hear you snickering…) and Stassi is back in season 3, and Jax is supposedly in love, and did Tom actually cheat again?! Too good to leave. But after 2 hours I finally hit the exit button before another episode could begin.
I decided I would take a bath; allow myself to sink down into the hot water, listen to spa radio on Spotify, and indulge further with a bath bomb from Lush. I gather all my accoutrement and then realize the bathroom really needs to be cleaned before I can relax.
This may be part of my problem, I get sidetracked. More on that in a bit.
Ok, bathroom nice and clean and I begin to fill the tub, bath bomb furiously fizzing. Side Note: Have you ever noticed that bath bombs with layers are kind of scary when they’re fizzing? This one was pink on the outside and blue in the middle, and as it was spinning around in the water it started to look like a weird alien mouth. Yea, I crushed that mofo up.
Finally I’m relaxing and feeling a little better.
I don’t know why I don’t do this more often. I don’t know why I don’t do more things more often. Guess I will add that to the list of topics to figure out.
Now all relaxed and refocused I started cleaning. I pick up the stuff in the bathroom and put it where it goes. As I’m in the bedroom I see a couple things that need to go to the kitchen, so I take them there. Then as I’m in kitchen I start cleaning off the table (vs. returning to my room to finish). Of course now there is someting that should be in the living room, so I go in there, and yep, start cleaning the living room.
Let me paint this picture for you- I have a trash bag in my room, along with all the bathroom cleaning supplies for the master bath. A broom and dust pan in the hallway, another trash bag in the kitchen, and a stack of crap on the couch that needs to be handled. I think I see my problem…I’m ADD.
Not about all things, I think, but for sure cleaning. I get distracted and want to fix that room. Instead of putting things in a basket that need to leave the room I run around the house and have like 5 projects going on at once.
I tried to read (Audible actually) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo (which you can get here) and for some reason got hung up on the narrator’s voice and couldn’t continue. For the small portion of the book I completed, I liked a lot of what she had to say, such as “…does this (item) spark joy? If it does keep it. If not dispose of it”.
I also remember Kondo saying to focus on one task and manage it completely throughout the house and only then move on to the next task. So for instance, if I planned to gather all the laundry then I should do only that in every room, no matter what else I see that needs attention. Once that task is complete I can move onto the next one.
Well check it out, I guess I did get something from the book. I think I can safely say then that my mental health (ability to properly think and process information) is doing ok…at the moment. 🙂
My emotional health on the other hand? Short of fuse today. The kids are annoying each other, the dogs are barking, and I am trying to concentrate on this…even though I have those same five projects still waiting for me. I feel overwhelmed, ugh.
uh hem…excuse me…sorry to intrude…it’s Healthy. Perhaps you need more sleep?!
AAHHH…I hear you! Ok!
Lesson for today (for the hard headed): lack of sleep will disrupt all other things.
You can…if you want to