Thursday, September 17, 2009

Feeling Flat

Don't you just hate those days when you "feel flat"? I think the combination of TOM, a hectic week with kids and "negative nelly" thinking on my part have led me to this point but I'm determined to eat the day on a more positive note.

Yesterday was Miss G's 7th birthday and I spent the better part of the day trying to purchase an aquarium (it is amazing how a 70.00 tank turns into a 200.00 one after you add all the stuff you need to keep the fish alive). We haven't got any fish yet, we're still prepping the the waters! I also taught two classes yesterday, RPM and Bodystep, in the latter class we were all so hot we were wondering if we were menopausal, but it turns out the air con was switched off - I felt hot and dehydrated for the rest of the day. We also had ballet and in the middle of that I baked Georgia a birthday cake and cupcakes - now I have blogged that baking is my Achilles heel and I can safely say there were far too many tastes going on. Hence the negative thoughts about why do I have to indulge in behaviours that are diametrically opposite to the direction I wish to head in.

It's easy to see how catastrophic thoughts of failure can crop up from one single event, especially one that has been layered on top of what was a very hectic and stressful kind of day. However, in just writing this blog, it's easy to see how hard we can be on ourselves. Is the fact I licked the spoon a few many times going to have significant impact on life in the long term? Unlikely. If I lick it every day? Maybe.

Life is going on, whether we're 'perfect' or not - and you don't have to be 'perfect' to be successful, the main thing is that you get up and you keep going.

Today I'm having lunch with hubs in the CBD after I teach RPM. I expect to be feeling fantastic after my class and I'm looking forward to spending some time with him (and signing some bank docos related to the house, debt here I come!)


Kek said...

...but I'm determined to eat the day on a more positive note.

EAT the day? Freudian slip, perhaps? :p


LizN said...

That's too funny. I think I might just leave it there - one track mind!