I had some troubles today. Trouble getting up in the morning. Trouble taking it easy. Trouble with pacing myself. But I successfully didn't beat myself up about this too much.
I also came across a good term for what I am working toward: not going from negative thinking to positive thinking, but "balanced" thinking. (Don't rock the boat.)
I went on a long walk with my family that turned out to be waaaay too long for me. Or it was the sun. Or I was dehydrated. At any rate I was fine until I wasn't. So I waited for my companions to bring the car around and pick me up... lying in the grass and staring at the clouds.
Upon returning home I thought I would do a little light organizing. But instead I dove into a frenzied attempt to singlehandedly eliminate all unwanted items in one room in the basement. Happily I realized ten minutes into it that I was not able to pace myself and I got out of the house-- fleeing the project entirely.
Grateful Crap: learning to recognize my signals before I collapse
took meds (150mg sertraline 300 mg bupropion)
took chewable B vitamins
spent time (too much) in the sun
went for a walk
did something I liked (took photographs)
Quaker, teacher, parent,