I didn’t sleep well last night. I woke up at 3:30 and never fell back asleep. I woke up thinking about Christmas gift ideas and then I had a hard time shutting my brain off. So I knew when I got out of bed this morning around 6:30, today was going to have to be a chill day at home. Plus it was a rainy, damp, chilly day which is when my fibro body aches and fatigue are worse. I started my day by going to gentle yoga. It was hard to get there because part of me just wanted to stay in bed, but I was so glad that I went. We did some gentle stretching poses to help prepare for backbends. Most of our poses were done using the chair. On my way home from yoga, I stopped by the knitting store so I could pick up yarn for a Christmas gift. After that, I was beat! I just wanted to curl up on the couch. I have a confession to make, I didn’t even change out of my yoga clothes (before you say, “Ewww. ..gross!”, remember I went to gentle yoga.. I didn’t sweat at all). After heating up a bowl of lentil soup (leftovers from last week), I took a nap. Besides taking my dog out for quick walks, I pretty much stayed in and rested today. I watched some tv, emailed, knit, read, and snuggled with my dog. Even with all the resting I did, I still feel like I did too much.
Hopefully, I’ll sleep better tonight. Sleep is so crucial. When I don’t sleep well, the little energy that I have is minimized even more and my symptoms (headaches, body aches, sore throat) get worse. So frustrating! But that’s just my reality. I have days where I just need to veg out and rest up in my comfy yoga clothes and slipper socks and drink lots of tea. It’s just funny because not once did I think that at 31, I would be going to gentle yoga with all the grandmas, knitting, and then taking a nap. I guess sometimes you just had to laugh and make the most of what life brings.
“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (Thank you Good Earth tea!)