Good morning! It’s probably afternoon for all you east coasters, but still morning here. I’m such a mix of emotions this week- I don’t know if it’s all the work stress, the constant foggy weather, or just me- but I thought I’d copy Alex and do a Trade Em Up Tuesday…with a mix of some things I wouldn’t trade to insert some positivity in there.
So here we go…
My high stress levels around work the last two weeks… I don’t handle stress very well. I’m not good at leaving work at the office and not letting it affect me at home so it affects everything about me. I don’t even think I should be feeling so stressed out- I have a ton going on and the next few weeks are when I actually do the program that we gear up for all year…but it’s totally under control and I shouldn’t feel so stressed. But I do…and it’s really not good for me.
Not feeling rested and always being tired. Yesterday, I came home from work and slept for two hours, got up, ate dinner, talked on the phone, and fell asleep again for a full 8 hours last night, but I still feel tired and coffee hasn’t helped. It’s all from work stress prob, but I want to feel energized!
The cellulite on my butt for more toning! Three years ago, I was too thin and everyone was worried about me. So I gained more than enough weight, but I also stopped working out so much and that plus the amount of time I spend sitting everyday has left me so flabby and just not happy with it.
My lack of motivation to workout and not enjoying it when I do. Swimming is still the exercise I love, but every time I go for a run or to the gym lately, I’m mentally just not into it at all. Truthfully, that’s probably my problem- if I workout more, I’ll feel less stressed, more energized, and have less cellulite. Okay, lesson learned and this is one I’m going to have to force myself.
The foggy overcast “abnormally cold” SF weather. I’ve lived here a while, so I should probably be used to it…but I’m not and I can’t stand another day when the sun doesn’t come out! The last two weeks have been unseasonably cold, even for around here. Summer where are you??
Having to pack up for my move at the end of the month for it to magically do itself. Okay, so not gonna happen, but I’m really not into packing and all the stress that brings. Little at a time….
Being so affected by other people’s opinions about the things going on in my life. I have opinionated friends and family and their comments (not always positive) really affect how I feel about things. It makes me question my own judgement and be unable to see clearly what I really want. I need to stop giving their opinions so much weight and just listen to myself. I want their approval and support (ESP when it’s my parents who don’t agree with me), but need to live my life for me. I’m more than old enough to do this!
My commute. I complain about this constantly so wont say anything more. This morning’s was particularly bad though.
It feels really good to get this off my chest…but enough complaining, so here are some things I wouldn’t trade:
Being able to wear casual clothes and flip flops to work. I am just not into a corporate dress code. My sister has to wear button down shirts and business skirts and heels everyday. She loves it, but just not my thing.
My yummy green smoothie breakfast. Between house-sitting and not being home in the mornings, I hadn’t had a smoothie in a while and it is always such a nice way to start the day.
Finding something in my empty fridge for lunch! I thought I wouldn’t, but I managed to find a good lunch and snack to bring today. Tuna and a sweet potato…and a yogurt and apple for snack. Simple, but no complaints here. Though would trade the smelliness of canned tuna…
Being first in line at Jiffy Lube this morning so my oil change was super quick. I’ve been putting it off for a couple weeks now, but I finally did it today and got there one minute before it opened meaning it took me 30 minutes instead of 60 when I have to wait for then to finish other people’s cars first.
Watching Charlie roll around in the sand. I brought him to work a couple days last week and there’s a big park with a volleyball court across the street from my office. It was so cute and fun to see how excited he was to roll around in the sand. Wouldn’t trade those laughs for anything!
Okay, this post is getting long so I’ll end it here. Life is a lot about attitude and action, so I’m the one who needs to change the things I want to trade. But blogging about it sure feels good to get it off my chest.
-Anything you would trade today??
-Anything you wouldn’t trade??