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Messy

Do you ever have days when you’re just feeling messy inside? Like you’re brain looks like your bedroom floor after you just finished laundry that you’ve put off for a week? You can’t focus, can’t see straight, can’t even manage to find your underwear. That’s how I feel today. I got up today, lacking sleep because Liam has been sick the past few days (I’m pretty sure it’s teething) and I felt messy inside. I felt like I couldn’t focus on what I was doing and all I was trying to do was make a smoothie. I feel like a total mess!

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It’s 1pm and I’ve been on conference calls all morning. I didn’t have any meat to make for lunch today so I ate some Hippeas and a vegan cookie from Whole Foods. I wasted time this morning watching TV but also didn’t waste the time because Liam woke up at 5:45am and just wanted to snuggle. So I snuggled with him for an hour, made breakfast and got dressed. I showed up to work earlier than normal (8am) and have been at it ever since. But at this moment I have hit a road block.

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I’m feeling like I need some sort of outlet – running, lifting weights, taking a walk outside, a break from the computer, a green juice – I don’t know just something to break up this day. But, I also have work that needs to get done. Writing has always been an outlet for me so I decided to crack open this creative outlet that will serve me best right now. I also have my head down and am sipping my YETI water bottle as I type this out.

I decided that I will not be MESSY any longer today. I will move past this moment. I will chug this water (which is probably why I’m feeling messy in the first place, because I’ve lacked water intake the past few days) and I will make a coffee and I will get my ass to work. Yes. I also put my hair up to make me feel freer … that seemed to help instantaneously.

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So, in conclusion… to help me with this messy feeling I’m feeling today I did 3 things. My top 3 tips for getting yourself out of a messy rut are…

  1. Hydrate
  2. Give yourself grace for the moment
  3. Do something creative or active

I hope these things help you when you feel messy. How do you normally get yourself out of this mood?

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