Good Morning, Monday

I just wanted to post something today but I don’t really have a topic. I suppose it’s Monday. I’m just trying to get my arms around being the best Sharon I can be today.

I feel anxious this morning for no particular reason. Meditation helped. I’m recommitting to eating slowly and until I’m 80% full. I ate out a lot last week and over the weekend, so I’m looking forward to cooking my own stuff this week. Yesterday, I made roasted Brussels sprouts and winter squash, sprouted mung beans, brown rice and yellow split peas, stewed pears and grapes and multi-grain hot cereal to prep for the week.

Sunday Brunch and acting silly with my pal Randy…..

It’s going to be warm this week. I’ll enjoy it while it’s here. I’ve been keeping up with my goal of 10,000 steps per day. It makes Ashok happy and keeps me moving even if my schedule is overwhelming. I’ve been strength-training a couple times a week. I’d like to go to 3 this week and get back to somewhat daily yoga.

Little Big Town at the Allegan County Fair

I’m really working on staying in the present. Work is a lot right now. It’s challenging in a good way but still challenging. If I’m tired, I go to bed early. If I need exercise, I go for a walk. If I need a lift, I play some country music. If I feel alone, I schedule something with a friend or go to a meeting. If I need a healthy meal or a cup of tea, I take time to do that. If I need to escape, I read. I honestly feel pretty good about my self-care. It’s working.

What’s working for you right now?

2 Comments on “Good Morning, Monday

  1. Hi, Sharon! What’s working for me? Well, we took a train ride from Bar, Montenegro to Belgrade Serbia today. It’s known as a really beautiful ride through national parks in Montenegro and, I hate to say it, but it was kind of disappointing. The scenery was nice, but we got on the train at 9:00 a.m. and a lot of the scenery was really the same and the train itself was pretty old and dirty. Not what we had hoped for.

    We got off the train at 7:00 p.m., not because we had arrived at our destination, but because, for some unknown reason, that was as far as the train went and from there, we were on a bus for an hour, then a taxi to our rental apartment. It’s so nice to be here, though. The apartment is wonderful and only $30 U.S. a night. Can you believe it? Very sweet lady who is renting it too.

    The train we we were on had no food service. Fortunately we had plenty of water and snacks, but were ready for something more by 9:30 this evening. We were happy to find a pizzeria around the corner that has the best pizza we’ve had since Italy, so that was a nice surprise.

    Anyway, that’s what’s going on with us. In Belgrade tomorrow and then flying to Athens on Wednesday.

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