Day 17: Rest Day

Last night marked the end of a long week. We gathered with friends to celebrate the upcoming marriage of one of those dear friends. And we celebrated our time in life…thirty-somethings having babies, and chasing small children, and getting married, and moving up career ladders, and thinking that we’d have this life figured out by now but alas…this life only derives more questions and less time to consider the answers as we move forward in all of our respective lives. After a wonderful evening, I was once again wired and found it difficult to fall asleep. So this morning, I soaked in all of the delicious morning sleep I could. Yoga and meditation will be squeezed in sometime today amidst some fun happenings with my family. We will celebrate my Dad’s many years around the sun tonight to round out this lovely weekend. And tomorrow will be back to my regularly scheduled program.

So dear readers – I wish you a bright and beautiful day as always! And I leave you with one of my favorite videos featuring Krista Marie Starr – a yoga teacher whose morning yoga ritual went viral a few years ago. I love her practice and the song featured in this video. I hope you do too!

Much love and many hugs dear reader! Namaste ❤


My Mental House – Plans & Goals for Healing from Depression

Goal — To Gain Clarity

Plan — Meditate for at least 10 minutes daily, eventually expanding on the amount of time a couple minutes per day, with 20 minutes of daily meditation being the target sit time.  

More Plans — Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Lights out by 10pm and wake up at 7am would be a good starting point for me. 

Goal — To Reduce and Prevent Insomnia

Plan – No electronic devices before meditation/yoga practice in the morning. No electronic devices for at least one hour before bedtime. DEFINITELY NEED TO IMPLEMENT THIS PLAN!!! I’ll be in bed by 9pm tonight. 

Plan – Read more books instead of staring at electronic devices, especially at night READ BOOKS, NOT ELECTRONICS!!! 

Goal — To Relieve Depressed Mood, Anxiety Symptoms, and Relieve Pain

Plan — Move!!!! Yoga, Swim, Walk – DO ONE OF THESE ACTIVITIES DAILY

Yoga — Attend at least 2 classes a week, practice most days of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Practice in the morning after waking. May precede meditation. 

Swim — 10–20 laps

Walk — Just get out and walk. 

More Plans — Medicate with cannabis as needed.

  • 1-3 inhales from a vaporizer with a CBD-rich strain first thing in the morning if panic/anxiety/pain not relieved by self care bodywork is on board
  • 2–3 inhales from a vaporizer with an indica-dominant strain by 7:30pm to reduce tension and promote sleep. I feel a cannabis holiday on the horizon. Perhaps for 3 days, perhaps for longer. CBD products ordered!!!

Goal — To Nourish My Body To Heal Up From Depression, Anxiety, and Panic

Plan – In the morning — Smoothie (I have a kefir, kombucha, Vega Protein Powder, and Amazing Grass Superfood smoothie every morning.)

28 Days of Clean Eating inspired meals – To be continued tomorrow – Today is Sunday Fun Day! And we’ll be having yummy Italian food tonight. 

 

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