Ok, so I have been actively trying to blog daily as I go through this new journey into a healthier lifestyle. But yesterday, I got busy and forgot to blog. I did accomplish my goals I set for yesterday – though not in the way I expected.
I did make the attempt to take the dogs on a walk. Here’s the problem… the puppy is still learning to walk on a leash. This was only her third time on the leash and it still freaks her out (she was a free-range puppy before she came to me). Also, Lucy LOVES to walk, but will only walk on my left side. If she gets on the right side, she will go around to the left, usually tangling me up in the leash. Now add a second dog doing the same, or randomly stopping. Throw in a puppy the size of a teacup chasing them down the street and you have the lamest walk in the history of things that walk. 10 minutes to get to the cul-de-sac and back, and I live halfway down the street already. These are the days I wish that I drank (not really).
But all things considered, it was a beautiful day to take a nap, and for once, the dogs agreed. I didn’t nap, but they did and that gave me some peace for a while. I didn’t want to do anything but enjoy it… so I did. I may have even been able to quiet my mind for a few minutes. A real treat!
I also had the opportunity to work on some photos that still needed editing from our family vacation. It was nice to get back in the groove and make some good pictures look great! I know my clients (my husband’s family) will be very pleased when they see them.
The other great thing I did for myself yesterday was going to sleep. I am a night owl and I don’t always get tired like a normal person. But yesterday by 9 pm, I was ready to crawl into bed. I didn’t, though, because Daphne (puppy) sleeps in a crate and I knew if I went to bed too early she would be up at the crack of dawn, instead of the crack of 10 am, like usual. So, I waited until about 11:30, with the added bonus of spending a little time with my husband after his rehearsal and went to bed. When my mind is active and focused during the day, I actually get tired at night. And that is a good thing.
While we can technically survive without sleep, it is so important to your body and health that you reset on a regular basis. I have noticed that everything from my weight loss to my mood is negatively impacted without regular sleep. So go ahead and get those zzzzs when you need them!