a little bit of self-tolerance is awesome


I was not feeling great the whole day as I am, as usual, behind some of the tasks that I have assigned to myself at the first place. All work related of course. The main idea was that I would do these so that I could feel completely free to take a rest during the holidays. I have 3 more days but I am assuming some will lag and I will take care of them during the holidays. Felt exhausted the whole day as a result….

So what?

Not the first time that I had a hard day or not the first time that I will work during the holidays.

So with this, just an hour ago or so, I am relaxed a little bit and feeling better.

I like the fact that I really want to take a break during the holidays. I know that it will energize me and I will once again feel ready for the next 6 months. So, I will take thisΒ  and let it sink.

I will rest and I will take a break during the holidays. Period.

One thing I really would like to do during the holidays is doing something for my own enjoyment only. Not a chore (like cleaning or decluttering), but for my own enjoyment.

I decided that reading a novel or two would just fit this well. I am excited!

Another thing I would love to do is buying some aromatic stuff. I have had an essential oil that has been lightening my senses for some time. I think it is time that I get a couple of more, and enjoy.

Third would be getting rid of some of the things that have been bothering me. So, 20 min ago I decided to give up junk food, which has been not only sinking my purse but also elevating my internal criticism. I am not sure how well I will keep this plan, but feeling in control is great and uplifting. I want to hang onto this feeling.

Fourth thing would be paying more attention to my body’s needs and eating much better, for goodness’ sake. My diet has been very “junky” for some time. This week my grocery shopping will be focused on treating my body well. I am thinking different fruits (e.g. anything other than citrus and apple that I regularly consume) and drinking more tea. The good thing is that since last week I have been drinking tea at the office, for which I must congratulate myself.

Fifth – gifting myself. Thinking about all the money I will save by not eating junky stuff, it is time to make plans to get new stuff. Today I bought myself two fluffy socks, which I have been meaning to get for a year or so. That is great πŸ™‚ I know one of my friends is getting me a plant as a gift, for which I cannot even wait πŸ™‚ A new excitement πŸ™‚ Together with the aroma therapy items, these three are the minimum gifts I will give to myself.

How will you gift yourself in these last days of the year?

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  1. I love reading so yay to your goal of reading a few books! I also recently discovered how much I love doing puzzles, preferably bright colored, 1000 piece puzzles. I hurt my knee recently so I’m supposed to rest it – therefore lots of reading and puzzles lately.

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    1. sorry to hear your knee problems – may you heal soon and without any complications! I am glad we share the love for books πŸ™‚ I used to read more but work got into plans..oh, well. it is good too πŸ™‚ but I love it when I buy and read a book with great interest. as per the puzzles, enjoy every piece! they are amazing and make great decorations as well. all the best!

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  2. Isn’t this the hardest time of the year to give up junk food?! I will eat the junk food in your honor. Well at least until the new year. That’s when I have plans to eat better. But cooler weather makes it hard to give up carbolicious comfort food.

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    1. agreed! All I want to do is to treat myself and also my friends and colleagues have been generous with their treats and food as well. one day at a time. Today I have had a large carrots salad (grated with olive oil and garlic) – this makes me feel a little bit better πŸ™‚

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