Hello, hello… how was your weekend? I had grand plans of doing all the things I really wanted to do… hitting a few of my favorite museums, getting a massage, going to yoga, seeing a few movies. And then on Friday night I felt a little bit funny. I went to bed early and woke up with a fever. Saturday was agony. The fever continued, along with a massive headache and I mostly just attempted to suck down Gatorade on my couch while watching the first season of Grace & Frankie and sweating under a blanket. It was awful. I don’t remember the last time I felt so terrible!! It felt like the worst hangover in the world plus a fever… vile. I forced myself to take a bath and go to bed early and luckily I woke up on Sunday feeling a lot better. So maybe it was just a weird 24 hour thing? UGH.
I did make it out of the apartment to do a Soundbath (it’s a 60 minute meditation) at MNDFL last night. It was maayyyyybe a little too long for my liking… given my very beginner status with meditation (the longest I’ve ever meditated for is 16 minutes!), it was LONG and my mind was drifting (and after laying on my back for an hour I felt very stiff)! I think maybe I’ll give it another try in a month or two once I’ve done it for longer (and/or have worked my way up to a few 30 minute sessions!!)
Today it’s back to work, work, work… though I plan on taking things easy (especially with the workouts) as I’m still not feeling 100%.
Outfit Details: Vince Camel Coat (old but love this, this, and this) // BP Turtleneck Sweater // Sanctuary Jeans (SO flattering) // Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps // Monica Vinader Earrings (favs!) // BP Sunglasses (old but these are identical!) // Chanel Purse
Something I was thinking about (on the treadmill again, haha) that I wanted to share has been how much easier it is to hit your goals when you shift your perspective and focus on the positive element of something, rather than the negative/annoying part. Here are a few examples… just some food for thought/something that’s made a big difference for me this month… I hope it’s helpful.
– With getting to bed earlier… I always would whine about it as I hate early mornings. When I started making bedtime a treat, it made it infinitely easier.
– With not drinking, or even having that second glass of wine… rather than thinking about what I’m missing, I focus on how I’m going to feel the next day… how I’ll sleep better and be more productive and not have a headache. Instantly, I don’t even want that glass of wine.
– With getting in a morning workout… rather than focusing on how annoying it is to get up an extra hour early, I think about how much better the rest of the day is. I’ll be able to shower and get ready for the whole day ahead, I’ll have the workout fully out of the way, and (hey, food always motivates me) I can have that delicious Peanut Butter Split smoothie from Juice Generation afterward!