A few posts ago, I spoke to you guys, in a very open heart writing, about how does it feel to live with anxiety and how to handle a few things, and I came here with a similar purpose to write about the best day I had in probably a year and a half.
That doesn’t mean I didn’t have good days in the past, and also doesn’t mean my day amazing day yesterday didn’t have problems or imperfections. But it means that I head a day when I felt confident the entire time, that I handle problems with grace, that I took so much care of my thoughts that I didn’t have a breakdown any moment.
First, if you don’t remember, at the very end of my last post, I said something about the fact the having a routine brings balance and calm to confusing feelings., because it’s almost like a stable ground in a shaking world. Well, today was the first day I had a routine, focus on my needs, because I used to have routine while being an Au Pair, but the routine was meant to help me accomplish goals for other people, and when I was working I didn’t have one for myself .
Instead today I got to go to my first day back to college from summer vacations, and I had such an amazing class because I came with my mind wide open to new opportunities, after that I went to my internship, which is gonna be a regular Monday to Friday job, and it’s great not only for this matter but also because I have some goals to reach over there, and it’s four to six hours of my day that gets me out of social medias.
After that I went straight to gym, which is something that totally makes my day worthy, but it was being very hard, time scheduling speaking. And that was the perfect end for a routine day.
A few more things were crucial to make this “Amazing day” happen (remembering it was a not planned day). I woke up at seven, that means I slept just enough, about 7,5 hours, and woke with enough time to get myself ready, get to school in time, get my lunch ready and also have some breakfast. Which was something I never had the time for cause used to go to bed so late and woke up in such a hurry, that didn’t have the time for anything and ended it up messing up the entire day.
Speaking of having breakfast, not only I had time for a meal, but a had great meals for the whole day: papaya with oats, detox juice (made out of kale, apple, and coconut water) and a toast for breakfast at 7:00 am; cabbage and avocado salad with grapes around 11:00 am; because I didn’t have a lot of time to eat, at 13:00 I had a tuna sandwich and some lime crackers and for dinner, around 7:30 pm I had rice, beans and okra with farofa.
Also I had the time for my morning devotional and for some yoga right after gym. Got the chance to cook some food for tomorrow and get a night time routine plus not one but two posts done for the blog 🙂
The last thing I wanted to talk about my day that I know is a game changer for me, was that I got the chance to be by myself for a while. I currently share my apartment and my life with a very good friend of my, and that means we do everything together, and I really love that, but for the last entire year I lived far away from everybody so I used to have a lot of “me” time that almost never happens anymore, and this is so important for mental health. It’s when I can take some time to think, when I have lots and lots of ideas, when I have (not get) I have to do stuff cause there-s no one else to do it for me, even if it’s just to get things from the top shelf.
I know it’s a lot, and you probably don’t have to do all of this, maybe any of this, but getting a routine, and including things you love to do in it is very important I putted that by accident in the corner and it almost killed me from the inside, and it’s so amazing to see how I missed the simple things in life.
A few days ago I saw this picture that said: ” do a list of the things you do during the day, do a list of the things you love to do, compare the two lists”. I started to think about that, and it makes so much sense, it’s a great key for a, not better, but maybe a less heavy life.
Hope to see you soon, bye bye!