Blah. That pretty much sums up Day 2 for me.
My sister came over and we chatted all the things. I love her perspective on life because she is so different than I am. She’s eight years younger and has really taught me the value of letting loose and enjoying the moment. Embracing that was difficult for me when I was younger. My Type A didn’t know what to do with that. Now, I love doing all the fun things even if I have to step away from things I think I “have to do” or the world will fall apart.
Functional spaces and bodies
At some point in our chats we were discussing basement spaces and what to do with them to make them more functional. Our goal for each of our homes is to add beauty and use to a space that is often forgotten about. We both have things we need to get rid of and pare down, but honestly, I suck at this. Everything means something and has value. I have a hard time letting go because I know I “could” need or use that in the future. Looking at my garbage or donate pile becomes overwhelming when I think of the money that was spent on something that I am not using. I get paralyzed in the process. In an effort to help me, we worked through part of my belongings in the basement for about 15-20 mins. Then it wasn’t fun, so we stopped. lol! Productive, I know.
After she left, I went down and finished the boxes I started and made some tough decisions. By the end I was exhausted.
I didn’t fell well. I was tired, I had a headache, and my body was starting to feel sore all over.
Time to take a break for self care
Uh oh! I wasn’t sure if it was stress, sugar detox, or the start of the flu. However, I’ve gotten good at listening to my body, so I just stopped. I reminded myself of all the progress I made today and that cleaning out your body is like cleaning out your basement. It’s hard work. There are tough decisions that need to be made. Some unhealthy foods have got to go no matter the cost. I am worth putting healthy foods in my body to create a leaner more capable space, just like the basement could be a stellar space if I put in the hard work to get it done.
How often do we put more time and energy into our homes, but not our bodies? We decorate our homes with photos, update paint, and seasonal things. New outfits, hair cuts, and hats dress up the outside of our bodies, but we neglect the insides.
At that point I made a decision to take care of my detoxing body and I laid on the couch. For at least five hours. Seriously. I may have even taken a nap. When I woke up I felt more relaxed and energized. My body was craving something sweet, so I tossed some berries in water, baked up some sweet potato strings and I called it a day. I would not neglect my insides.
I challenge you to take a look and really think about what you could do for YOU.