A bad nights sleep does not make for a good day.
I was in the fortunate position to be working from home this morning and so I was able to get on with some admin and minimise human interaction which helped!
I planned to use my lunch break to do a 60 min hot yoga, and despite my tiredness the class was actually amazing. The mantra I posted yesterday really made a difference. Every pose that I wanted to end early I reminded myself that the yoga only begins at the point you want to quit, and so I breathed into it and powered on through. I am already beginning to feel more flexible on day 3 of my 30-day hot yoga challenge.
Deciding to go to yoga for my lunch break was not my best plan ever as I was insufficiently fed and watered. After class I felt faint and sick and despite eating as soon as I got home; it was too little too late. Being appropriately hydrated and eating at the right times is so important with exercising regularly and today was a firm reminder of this.
Due to feeling nauseous and because I hadn’t slept sufficiently the appointment I had this afternoon didn’t go so well and then I spent the rest of the afternoon annoyed about that. I may blog more about this another time, but I am too irritated right now!
I only began to feel physically well again at around 7pm, and then I realised I still had to do my run; hence the pre-run sad face selfie.
The only saving grace was the R.E.D January Facebook page, where the participants and supporters of this ‘Run Every Day’ for Mind challenge are so kind and supportive. I let them know I needed some motivation and before I could get changed into my running kit there were just heaps of messages of support. In the end I managed a 2.5Km run spurred on by their messages and advice.
So day 4 completed.
The thing about my happy life project is that happiness is subjective to many influences. Internal, my environment, interactions I have, sleep, my mood. On a day like today I just wish I hadn’t bothered. When I got out of bed feeling like I had not slept a wink, I could have just called in sick and gone back to bed, and maybe some days that is OK. What I have done today is to get out and keep active despite all the negative thinking and feeling like I can’t. Despite all that I just did it.
Nevertheless, I’m hoping for a better day tomorrow.