Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Mind over Matter: that would mean my mind, over the desire of my body to stay in bed this morning in the cold, snowy NYC weather. I then remember there is not enough incentive to stay in bed.
I am determined to get back on track and need to remind myself, no matter how many times I have to repeat it, that I must take care of myself mind, body, soul.
I recall when my children where smaller that routine always worked best: established mealtimes, story-times and wake/bedtimes. A routine of play before winding down for the evening. No television or videos. They knew what they could expect from me, and responded in kind. I had very well-behaved boys, no crazy melt-downs, once I learned the structure of a good, solid routine. I've noticed, now that they are teens and don't require the same structure, I, too, have lost my routine. I'm wondering if I can apply this logic to myself to avoid the mental breakdowns I'm having? I notice when I follow the right morning routine, I feel better and I'm less depressed and more motivated to get out of the house. I also find that when I am at work, my days fly by faster, bound as they are by the routine of my career. It always seems to be the down time, the in-between times that cause me the most angst, but maybe I even need to establish some sort of routine for those times too.
Does anyone else feel this way?
I wonder what other people find as their best routine and motivator? I think this is where the community boards will come in handy!
Thanks for listening,