Sometimes you just have one of those days. I had one the day before yesterday.
1.My pregnancy check-up got cancelled by the gynecologist and had to be rescheduled, but she’s so busy that it’s taking an incredibly long time to find a new date. Super frustrating because I was in control when I planned the appointment and now I have to take whatever is still available.
2.There are some serious roadworks going on in my street, they are actually breaking out the whole street to build a newer, better one. This means a lot of noise, drilling, scraping, digging,… And also a lot of mud because kt has been raining so much. That in turn means our hall is continually dirty.
3.I’ve also been in quite a lot of pain. For some reason my right hip has started hurting which means an even worse night’s sleep…
4.And to top everything off, my daughter has been very naughty and whiny the last couple of days.
All of this added to my sleep-deprived frustration and Wednesday around noon, I just snapped. My mental bucket started overflowing and I cried and cried and cried..
I guess we all have those days where everything goes wrong.
It’s called Murphy’s Law: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
But how do you drag yourself through that moment?
Here’s what helps me:
1) Watch some vloggers of YouTube
Seeing someone else go about their day really helps me. I love watching Fleur (@fleurdeforce), Estée (@esteelalonde) and Samantha (@TheBeautycrush) because they are so honest. They don’t hide their bad days, they say it like it is. Plus all three are absolutely gorgeous, I enjoy watching them go about their business.
2) Power naps
Sometimes a 30 minute nap is all anyone needs, including me (although it would really help if I could actually sleep at night without the baby kicking me awake). Even if you don’t sleep, taking some time to rest (that means no phones, ipads or laptops allowed) can do wonders. It gives your brains some breathing space. Relax for a moment. Take a deep breath. Give your body some time to catch up.
3) Take a walk
If this is an option for you, then take a walk. You don’t have to go far. You can walk to the baker’s or just around the block.. But the fresh air can give you an energy boost. In these modern times, where a lot of people work at home, it’s easy to feel trapped between the same four walls every day. So go outside, smell the wet leaves, feel the sun/wind/rain on your face.
When my frustration drives me to tears, it sometimes helps to turn of all my internety devices. Taking a step back from the world every once in a while is a good thing. I turn of my Ipad (I could waste hours of my day on Pinterest/Instagram/YouTube) and disable the internet on my phone. If there’s an emergency they can still call me but Facebook and Twitter can’t reach me.
Then I curl up on the couch with a cup of tea or a glass of red wine and take some time to read. Or my husband and I just talk, which we don’t do nearly enough. Or I take a hot bath. Or I bake. Plenty of things to do…
When was the last time you had an off-day?
What do you do when you feel rubbish?
Know that if you need someone to vent to, you can throw your frustration at me..