Yesterday was a really off day for me. I just didn't feel like doing anything but I forced myself to try to sew face masks because we didn't have any at home. I made about seven different ones not because I wanted to but because I would try one pattern and it didn't work out for one reason or another. (Stupid mistakes, hurrying, etc.). So instead of stopping I just kept going bound and determined to concur this activity, but to no avail. I felt really cranky during and after this four hour escapade.
Today I felt a little better and made two more masks this morning. So now I have 9 different masks none of which I like perfectly. I chose the one that I liked the most and wore it to work because I needed to write and article for this blog. I couldn't think of what I wanted to write about so I kept putting off getting started.
Maybe I need to think about how to take care of myself while I'm isolating with my Mom.
There are times when I feel contrary and don't feel like doing anything and just want to stay grumpy. That isn't a good idea when I have to be around another person because they get verbally abused and then I have to repent. Well then what do I do to get out of this predicament. The first thing that came to my mind was I needed to try some laughing yoga so I went to YouTube and found someone that didn't irritate me too much and I started following them. Within ten minutes I felt a little better. What did I learn? When I feel out of sorts I can change what I'm doing for a bit or take a break or pause.
Other things I could do:
Walk and talk it out
Breathe in and out while counting
Watch short funny or inspirational video clips
Take a soak in the tub or soak my feet
Listen to nature sounds
Call a friend or family member I've been missing
You get the idea right?
Be good to yourself and give yourself a little break.
I hope you all have a peaceful, pleasant, safe and healthy week!