So I don't know about you, but for me today felt like an especially Monday-ish, Monday.
I wasn't ready for the weekend to be over I wasn't ready to return to selling the hours of my life in order to survive. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job, but everyone has those days when they just don't want to do it all over again.
I couldn't get my mind to be quiet. I couldn't shake the committee of fears and doubts that swarmed my mind. I went home and had a side of tears with my zucchini noodles for lunch. Yup, true story. I went home and cried during my lunch. 😂😂
I can honestly laugh at myself now because when those moments pass, I realize how silly they are. I'm fine. As long as I don't quit, I'm perfectly fine. All that is required is forward momentum.
On days like this, I like to recount all the good things that happened today and all the things I'm grateful for.
1. I got a great night sleep.
2. I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of my patients today.
3. I found $60 in my mail box at work from the week before.
4. I get to come home from my awesome job and workout. Something I could NOT WAIT to do today. It's my me time. My outlet for all the stress and worries and doubts and fears. It not only transforms my body but my my mind. #endorphins
5. I am privileged enough to have a #sidehustle that will grant me so many freedoms that I have yet to discover.
According to a 2014 study, expressing gratitude improves psychological health. Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions from envy and resentment, to frustration and regret. It effectively increases happiness and reduces depression. Just a little tip for ya 😉
Practice gratitude my friends.