Have you ever had one of those days, when you just need to step back, turn away, and gather yourself together?
I don't mean just the every day stressful, run-of-the-mill frustrations that occur with kids and appointments and work issues. I mean one of those days that you simply seem to 'turn off'? I don't seem to have any control over it, either. It's like I have an internal switch that's been flipped. I can't even bring myself to care.
Stress. There's another whole issue. So why is it that I chose to give up chocolate for Lent? I found myself reaching for the M&M's much too often, whenever I was feeling upset. I wanted to give up something meaningful to prove to myself that I CAN control my life. The first few days were tough, but I find that I can now say no to any chocolate without any hesitation. It feels good. As an added bonus, I've lost 6 pounds :) Overall, I'd say it's been a pretty good learning experience.
Here I sit, in a bubble of "I just don't care, today", amidst phone calls and emails about my kids that I need to handle. Not the best place to be, but I guess this past month has finally caught up to me, and my mind decided that it's had enough and is taking a mini vacation. Great... I just wish my body could go with it! I'm also trying to figure out when I'll have time to squeeze in a massage. I got a gift certificate and can't wait to use it. The problem is, I'm too busy! Now there's a catch-22 situation for you.