I’ve been a lazy bunny by not getting up until 1.00pm because I’ve been enjoying the comfort of staying in a real bed again, for as many hours as I choose (long story). The down side of that is getting woken by glorious sunshine but by the time I get up washed and dressed, it’s buggered of behind thick cloud for the rest of the day. That has not helped my mental health or motivation…I swear I’m some kind of emotional weather vane! Anyone else?
List of my self care feck up’s and victories
Bad – Not getting up until pm
Good – Been flying through the novel Mirror Mirror
Bad – At around midnight I realised I was so hungry but the simple burrito I was meant to warm in the microwave collapsed into a soggy mess, I then salvaged it and promptly dropped half onto the floor
Real low – I then sobbed over it (literally), while I cleaned bits of it up and then ate the other half. At least my tears added some well needed salt. I then started bargaining with a God I don’t even believe in to make my Dyspraxia and chronic fatigue easier. Although, to be fair, I had just watched Bruce Almighty. The voice of Morgan Freeman did not reply.
Good – I’ve been keeping up with my skincare routine everyday
Bad – I’ve been abandoning my hydration flask and glasses in random places around the house and then feeling constantly dehydrated. Ironically, this is probably why my memory of where I’ve put stuff has been so crap.
Good – Did shopping with specific meals in mind so everything works with everything else for once.
Bad – Forgot to prepare food to eat for when I’m tired and hungry, then left it too late to be able to cook anything, so had to order takeaway again as very wobbly.
Good – It was a healthy one, with veg curry, avocado sushi and an edamame and spinach salad.
Bad – The next day I forgot that English mustard is much hotter than the squirty American stuff and practically buttered my bread with it!
Good – I’m getting better at keeping track of time and/or setting alarms for things
Bad – Ended up wearing PJ’s two days straight as all of my chillin clothes were in the wash basket and I repeatedly forgot two wash them.
Good – Washed clothes
Bad – Forgot the damn washer had stopped and left the clothes to crease to oblivion for an hour. Had to do another quick wash to sort them out – sigh.
Good – Had a shower and washed my hair, did body and hair care.
Good – Been well on top of my blogging and reading other peoples.
Bad – Having a nightmare with getting on the housing register properly. Every person I’ve spoken to on the phone (as I’ve had total silence from them since July and I’ve noticed several big mistakes) hasn’t had a clue what’s going on. I’ve heard “Oh, that’s odd!?” about four times now. They keep making notes and saying someone will phone me to explain the confusion.
Hmmm – Their medical assessment team will be arranging a visit ‘soon’ apparently….
Good – Finished having a huge clear out. Finished buying new stuff to replace old/unsuitable stuff and am now saving to move into a suitable flat of my own, finally!
Use post it notes more often.
Get up before 11.00am.
Plan evening meal and make it/eat it earlier.
Keep up with washing and styling hair, when I have the energy.