You may remember my rough morning and how that led me to just needing to take a chill pill. Luckily, I did find a few various ones to bring down my nerves, frustrations, and overdramatic tendencies. Even better is the fact that none of these chill pills have warnings for suicidal thoughts, insomnia, diarrhea, or heart arrhythmia. And your excitement from these chill pills won’t send you to the emergency room if the joy lasts for more than four hours like some pills caution. Take your pick of my chill pill wonders. Hurry before I patent them and sell them as $100/month prescriptions.
Chill Pill Option #1 – Girl Talk
I got a phone call from one of my best girlfriends. We were able to just sit and chat for an entire hour. We have been playing phone tag the last week or more and I was thrilled to catch up. I got to hear how well her baby girl is improving and provide some support on the early weeks of motherhood. She was able to commiserate with me on how much this week sucks in the trying to conceive calendars. And we just laughed and talked about any topic under the sun.
Chill Pill Option #2 – Sweat Session
Since I was breathless this morning from stress and not cardio, I knew I needed to get moving at some point today. Working out is always an instant help. It just feels good to sweat. An at home workout of Turbo Kick helped to remedy my angst. 55 minutes of kicking, punching, and shaking can help anything.
Chill Pill Option #3 – Bloggie Mind Readers
I gotta say that it always amazes me how much blogging can help ease my struggles. I decided to relax by clicking through my Google Reader and was met with numerous messages on various blog posts that were just what I needed to read. Anna talked about how we are truly beautiful in ways that matter. Hallie & Sarah both discussed comparing themselves to previous fitter versions of themselves, which is something I can definitely relate to, and how we cannot allow it to bring us down and keep it from living our lives to the fullest now. Jessica brought up the importance of recognizing who we really are and that our identities in our fitness selves are not who we solely are. I needed that message because a lot of my frustration these days is feeling like I have lost a part of myself with not being the super fit/defined mom and athlete anymore. And my Bible verse of the day just topped it off – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Chill Pill Option #4 – Listening to Baby Laughs
Chill Pill Option #5 – Laughing at Your Baby
Need I say more???
Chill Pill Option #6 – Getting Lost in a Book
You all know I love to read. Getting sucked into a fun story helps cure my blues. You don’t have to think about what is ailing you. You can either pretend you are part of the exciting story. Or find peace that your life isn’t that bad. It’s a win-win situation.
Chill Pill Option #7 – Sharing the Love
I went to the post office to mail off some goodies. The Amazing Grass products to help Jess get in her veggies along with her fantastic cooking/baking and a care package to my awesome blogger pal Lisa. You can’t help feeling good while doing kind things for others.
Chill Pill Option #8 – Just Don’t Care
When things look like this? Turn around. Choose ignorance for the moment and move on. Everyone will survive even without your super powers solving everything for a day. No, that isn’t too bad…but it’s when I took a picture.
Chill Pill Option #9 – Drink
Although margaritas sure would have been nice, I knew that the H2O would be a better fit. After all, a perfect cure to a “feel gross” day is to down the agua to help rid some of the bloat. Gulp!
Chill Pill Option #10 – Leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to decompress. I had to find a way to 10 somehow!