I’m not sure if it’s the full moon, or my four sessions of aerial yoga in less than a week. Or if it’s the weather – two days in a row of cooler temps, kind of like autumn, with a layer of thick gray clouds coating the sky. Or maybe it’s all of the above. Or maybe it’s something else entirely. Whatever the case may be, I am tired. I slept well last night despite the moon being full. That rarely happens on full moons, so this shift is a welcome one. Perhaps I should be grateful to the clouds for not letting the moonlight shine through into the bedroom.
Anyhow…Tired is not a state I want to exist in today. Little Miss Toddler Girl went to school today. And I need to be awake and get through a fair portion of my to-do list while I’m off the kid clock. Not sluggish and foggy and achy. And worst of all…unproductive. So I medicated with cannabis – 2 inhales of Cannalope Haze from a vaporizer. I’m happy to report that I have already stripped the bed sheets, washed them, placed them in the dryer, started a load of towels in the washer, cleaned up the kitchen, fed and watered the chickens, answered seven emails, and now I’m writing this blog post. Thank goodness. Cannabis is not always the answer. But sometimes, Cannabis saves the day. And now I can keep the anxiety monster away by staying on task. Winning!!!
Dear readers – I wish you a bright, beautiful, energetic, clear-headed, and productive day! Much love. Namaste. <3
I’ll be reviewing my plans and goals in the next few days…
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
28 Days of Clean Eating inspired meals – Gotta pull a recipe for tonight’s supper