I’m really not feeling well today – I feel dizzy and groggy and soggy and froggy.
Yes. All of that. Especially the froggy part.
And it doesn’t help that it’s been cold and grey (which may be contributing to my energetic slump, in fact).
I haven’t been feeling well all week, really, for reasons I can’t identify, since I’ve been doing all of my good habits very consistently, and haven’t eaten any of what my boyfriend refers to as “PTJ foods” (Poison to Jenny) that I’m aware of.
Sometimes this just happens, though, and it’s time for a little extra self-care until it passes.
For example, I might:
- Blog about it in a blatant attempt to get sympathy
- Do some deep abdominal breathing for energy and relaxation
- Take extra protein supplements (I use NOW unflavored whey protein powder, which I refer to as Glurp because it is SO delicious)
- Have a green smoothie to boost my immune system
- Throw in some additional Vitamin C and D3
- Exercise in short spurts if I can manage it
- Take a nice bath and hang out in clean jammies
- Have a nap or a meditation/Hemi-Sync session
- Drink a soothing cup of tea (or maybe a hundred)
- Just do nothing and watch some really stupid TV
I also try not to listen to anything my brain tells me when I feel like this, because it really likes to lie about stuff when my energy is off.
This often catches me by surprise, as I’m normally such a positive thinker.
Fortunately I’ve learned to see this for what it is, though, and I try to ignore what I’ve come to refer to as “sugar feelings.”
Pay no attention to the whiny little man behind the curtain - that’s my motto.
He’s just a result of imbalanced brain chemistry (probably low serotonin and dopamine), and has no basis in reality, nor any business in MY reality, which I create as a result of my choices and thoughts.
And I choose to keep thinking happy ones – as much as I can manage on any given day.
Because if I can’t think something nice, I’d rather think nothing at all!
I suspect this is a problem for many people who suffer from depression, though, (which thankfully I normally do not, as long as I eat right and don’t get too stressed out).
It only goes to show how important it is to try and maintain ALL aspects of energetic health (spiritual, physical, and otherwise) as much as we can, and how much of an impact it can have when one of them goes off the rails, even if it’s through no fault of our own.
Feeling bad does not make you a bad person, and recognizing that fact can make it easier to cut yourself a break and get things back on track.
Just try not to give in to those unpleasant feelings, and tell yourself that tomorrow is another day.
This too shall pass, and all the sooner if you don’t give it too much of your precious energy.
So maybe I’ll just go back to bed now – wake me up when it’s Friday, okay??
And in the meantime, I’d love to hear what you do when you’re feeling under the weather.
Share your tips, if you please! I could use ‘em!