Morning, lovelies! How are you? To be honest, I have the mid-week BLAHs. I don’t know if you could tell from my post last night, but I definitely was not feeling my normal chipper self. Instead of wallowing in my misery as I typically allow myself to do, I decided to take action in THREE ways:
- I prayed. With my hands clasped and everything! I’m not religious at all, but I’m trying to make more of an effort to talk to the "big woman in the sky" (if I have to refer to God as a gender, it’s going to be female). It made me feel more relaxed before I went to sleep to unload my frustrations onto the spiritual world.
- I did some exercises on my living room this AM. My knees feel a lot better, and the gym is definitely in order tonight. 100 crunches, 20 push-ups, 20 light squats, and some basic yoga moves made me feel refreshed and awake this morning.
- I made banana pancakes for breakfast. Something about banana pancakes make make feel so happy. They’re so simple, yet so delightful.
Maybe I love banana pancakes so much because of the Jack Johnson’s song: "You hardly even notice / when I try to show you / this song is meant to keep ya / from doing what you’re supposed to / like waking up too early / Maybe we can sleep in / I’ll make you banana pancakes / pretend like it’s the weekend now…"
I used Hodgson’s Mills InstaBake mix and added 1 thin slice of banana on top of each silver dollar pancake while it was cooking on the first side. Apparently, yesterday was National Pancake Day! I’m disappointed I missed the actual holiday. 🙂
Plus strawberries and the rest of the banana.
And a coffee, which was seriously in order this AM.
So, I feel better already! Time to get to work!
How do you handle feelings of stress and frustration? Sometimes I handle it in unhealthy ways (like wine!), so I’m trying to expand my arsenal of healthy tools to fight stress. The more healthy options, the better!