This week has been a long one for me. I’ve worked all week. I’ve been in my funk. I’m so tired. I feel my body is shutting down on me. For a while, I’ve thought about changing my availability at work again. I’ve been holding it off.
After talking with Dave, I’ve changed my availability form. I’ve done it so 2 days a week I finish at 5pm. Along with my 2pm finish on a Friday and 2pm start on a Saturday on my weekends on. I’ll have 3 evenings and 1 morning a week for myself to be able to have some down time.
Feeling this way made me not want to socialise and just get into bed. But I still went and I’m glad I did. Good food, company and an alright film,. Feeling this way makes me grateful for my annual leave coming up.
Watched: 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown > 3.5 out of 5
When I left work at 12:15 today, it began my 9-day annual leave. I’m so glad it’s begun. Last time I had time off was back in July. The same time I started this blog and my birthday month.
I took a risk and got my hair cut to my shoulders. Over the past year, I’ve slowly been getting it shorter. This time I just said cut it. I’m glad I did. I really like it.
This evening, it’s been my friend G’s birthday meal. We went to a restaurant I’d never been to before. It was nice to try it out and spend time with good friends.
Boy, was it expensive. I believe the 50/30/20 rule isn’t gonna fit my wages this month. I’m still saving. It’s the essential/lifestyle parts I haven’t got to grips with. I’m not gonna stop trying. I’ll get there. It has started to get me to think where my income is going and my relationship with it.
My energy has been down today. I pushed through. I did most of the things I had set out to do. Which is positive. But I’m not slowing down or having proper “me time”. There’s no fun when I’m on my own. It’s not helping towards my goal of exquisite self-care.
I’ve decided on Thursday evening I’ve blocked out “me time” on my calendar. I need to stick to it. It’s something I need to do regularly. I have to stand my ground to myself and to others. I’m gonna make it a ground rule.
Hopefully, by doing this, I’ll get into exquisite self-care and give my mind a break, and get my energy back.
Self-care is something I need to incorporate into my life more. Today, I had my full body massage. This is something I’m going to do monthly. Either a full body massage or my nails done. That’ll be my self-care each month.
Although they are great, they will cost. I need to have self-care that I can do daily at no or little cost. Other then yoga; I do it in my living room with thanks to YouTube. Or letting my feelings know.
I need to think/research what is classed as self-care. Try some to which I may want to add to my life.