So, yesterday was not a great day for me. I had 100 ideas running through my mind about my business and where I wanted it to go – am I in the right place. I was exhausted. I’m conscious I haven’t been exercising as much. I felt gross. Didn’t like my clothes. Wanted to dye my hair. Thinking about life goals.
I’ve been living life at 100 miles an hour recently and it’s caught up with me. I’ve also been told I have an illness now as well which affects my energy levels, so that’s not helping. I just felt rubbish yesterday.
I live my life to the fullest, I don’t ever miss an opportunity no matter how tired I am. I’m definitely, an all or nothing kinda woman! And last night I just wanted to relax and sleep. But it was our ‘pub quiz night’ and my other half and I don’t do much together so I redid my makeup and got set to go. It was also my grandma’s birthday, 82… what an inspiration. She lives life faster than I do! At 82 and still walking everywhere, on holiday and walking 10 miles a day!
So as much as I didn’t want to go out last night, before we went to the quiz we stopped in to see my grandma. We didn’t make it to the quiz because we polished off a bottle of Prosecco and put the world to rights with the grandparents and what a lovely night! I sat there and thought, this is why I’m here. These moments are ones I’ll cherish forever, not just the walking 100km in a weekend, or running the London Marathon, the ones enjoying family and making an old lady (sorry Gran) happy.
You’re probably wondering why I’m rambling on about this. After my sluggish day yesterday, I set my alarm for 5.30am (it’s normally 5am) and said I’ll go for a run. I didn’t go for a run and didn’t get out of bed until 6am – great, another rubbish start to the day. But instead of beating myself up and think ‘shit, I’ve got to be at work in an hour!’ I did some yoga, to make up for not running, got ready and sat and meditated. I rocked into work at 7.45am – much more reasonable time don’t you think!? And my parking space was still there…
On my way into work I caught my reflection and even though I’ve put some weight on from no marathon training, I thought I still look great! I feel great! And I’ve been in the boutique for half an hour, had coffee, brainstormed and written this. And I feel motivated.
What’s the moral? I’ll let you figure out your own but mine is definitely, we have to have a bad day so we can cherish the good ones.