Yesterday started off with a BANG. More of a thud, actually. I got a morning visit from a VP. Never a good thing. The issue wasn't mine, but someone else in the organization sure tried to paint it that way. It all turned out okay, but boy did it ratchet me up in a BIG way. I worked though lunch, so no exercise, which was a mistake. So today, I will do things differently and I'm off to a much better start.
Following Dana's lead from yesterday, I'm setting my intention today to remain cool, calm and collected come what may. I will also go to yoga at lunch. Yes, I do have an enormous amount of work to get accomplished between now and year-end, but scrimping on self-care will NOT get me where I need to be.
I've fallen into a habit of reading email, blogs, etc very first thing in the morning at the expense of yoga and meditation. That stops now. Or rather, it stopped this morning. I got up and I got centered. First things first. Email isn't an emergency.
The thing I loved about yesterday was Bick. I'm sure he's tired of dealing with me and my problems, but he's not showing it. He was incredibly supportive last night during dinner prep. Our routine is to hang out in the kitchen and talk while I'm fixing dinner (he'll jump in and assist if necessary). Last night, we did just that, talking and prepping dinner until time for The Big Bang. We don't watch a lot of tv, but this show is my favorite, so I do make sure I can watch it. Oh, and I did secure a promise from Bick to sing me "Soft Kitty" next time I'm sick. Almost makes me wish for more sniffles!
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Self-care is not selfish.