I’m not sure where October went, it feels like time is flying. I’m looking forward to the upcoming holidays and taking the time to really think about how much I have to be grateful for despite this past year of well, basically, hell on earth.
I feel like there’s a positive shift coming but I’m still cautious. This year every time I’ve come close to feeling “out of the woods”, something else punches me in the face. I’m hopeful for spending time with friends and family over the upcoming holidays and making happy memories to finish this year much better than it started!
I actually did fairly well with my October to-do list. Everything went pretty smooth except the last half of the month regarding workouts. I started some new meds mid-month and it really messed me up. The last few days I haven’t felt as tired as I had been so I think I’m finally getting some energy back. I didn’t technically finish the book for the month until yesterday but oh well! I won’t be stressin’ about that. I have also been journaling therapy sessions and I did attend my first ever telepsychiatry appointment. I’ll be sharing more about that soon.
November To Do’s
- Read 1 book – The Girl on The Train. I’ve been wanting to read this book forever and finally picked it up at Target last week. I just finished up Ronda Rousey’s My Fight, Your Fight and really loved it. After reading through it just once my book has plenty of earmarked pages and highlighted quotes. Great stuff in that one!
- 30 days of gratitude in my daily planner. One of the best things you can do when you’re struggling is to really think about the things you’re thankful for. I plan on doing this throughout the month by logging it in my daily planner. I’m currently a proud user of the MAMBI Happy Planner and I love it!
- Keep up with my Lexapro diary. This is a helpful way to track how I’m responding to the medications I’m currently taking. I’ve decided to share my experience on the blog for others who may be interested.
- Start Body Beast. I’m not always excited about workouts on DVD but they do seem to help the most when I’m really struggling. I don’t really have to think about the workout then, I just pop in a DVD and get to work. I had great results with Body Beast before and I love the format…with the exception of leg day! Tough stuff but so simple and effective.
- Figure out a blogging schedule. I miss blogging. It’s been hard to balance grief, working, family and blogging when you just have no energy or motivation to do any of it, let alone all of it. I’m beginning to feel stronger and more energized and I miss writing. I plan on sticking to the same theme I always have (fitness and mental health) but I’m thinking about adding in some journaling prompts/topics to keep me going and to encourage others who find journaling helpful too. I’m thinking of a Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday posting schedule but I’m gonna work on it a bit more.
I think that’s plenty to keep me busy. ;)