Get you pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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♫ You can do it, put your list into it. ♫
As I mentioned in this poetic post, I’ve officially broken up with Zoloft, the anti-depressant I’ve been taking for two years, and it’s been interesting to say the least.
At one point, I legit lectured Ave on asking for things “nicely” and then promptly proceeded to yell at the automated person on the other end of my phone. Perhaps not my finest moment.
My patience, what little there was to begin with, is non-existent, and makes spending nearly every waking minute with a two year old loads of fun. Toddlers require god like patience, and my supply ain’t cutting it.
As a result, I stepped up my self care game last week and made it a point to practice what I preach. Bottom line, by taking care of myself, I can better take care of those around me.
On that note, let’s get listing:
I called on my people and scheduled as many play dates as possible. Having an adult support system is everything, especially for stay at home moms who don’t get breaks from their tiny dictators.
Speaking of breaks, I took advantage of my in-laws being back from their vacation and dropped Ave off at their place on Thursday, so I could get some much needed alone time. It was all that and a bag of chips. I am a much nicer human when I get time to myself.
Despite fighting off a moderate cold all week, I worked out almost every day. Normally I don’t advocate sweating out the sickness, but in this case, the movement keeps my crazy at bay, which is far more important than a few sniffles.
On that note, I did a vinyasa yoga class Saturday morning, and it felt incredible. Bring on the flow.
As such, I squeezed in a few naps when Ave napped.Last but certainly not least, I picked up my first CSA share of the season. Fresh, local produce makes my hippie heart happy, and we’ve already consumed all the strawberries, the Swiss chard, and tapped into the rest of the greens.
It’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What is something you accomplished in the last week? Big or small. What does self care look like for you? Have you ever weaned off an anti-depressant?