Sunday, 11 January 2015

Searching for Calm Amongst the Chaos

Between the Holidays and the new house, I think it is safe to say that the last month has been a bit of whirlwind. And this week the trend continued.

We have started renos on the new house, but because of the demo and the mess, we are still living primarily at our apartment. And just traveling back and forth to move things out there, paint, build furniture, etc. By Sunday the chaos of the back and forth had caught up with me. I hadn't been sleeping well. We ate out and grab food on the fly for much of the week - mostly delicious, but not exactly nutritious. And I am definitely not feeling my best as a result.

I admit I hate feeling in limbo. And it has been easy to get swept up will all the hub-bub and forget to take some time to properly take care of myself. But this type of schedule is likely to continue for a least another couple of weeks, so I am going to need to embrace it. And find
My Calm Amongst the Chaos.

So my goals for this week are...

1. To start each morning with 10 minutes of quiet meditation.
With so much on-the-go, stillness is something I have been missing and craving lately. But finding time for it has been a struggle. So I am planning to take 10 minutes each morning for quiet meditation and simply breathe before I start each day. I am hoping that sense of calm will permeate my day and as a result the whole week.

2. Make time for healthy meal prep.
Because we have been back and forth and I have been on the road for work - I have not been eating very well. I definitely fueled the majority of my Friday with Jube-Jubes and Chinese Food. Not ideal for training, or my acid reflux. So this week I want to set aside time to prep good meals and be prepared while out and about.

3. Take time to train without guilt.
Even though I had a good first week of training, I admit I spent much of the week feeling guilty about setting aside the extra time knowing I had so much else to do. Training always helps me regain my sanity. And taking the time to sweat and care for yourself is not something you should feel guilty about. So this week I am turning over a new leaf!

What are your goals for this week? Do you have any go-to tricks to find your calm?

Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,