Success, well kind of, at least that’s the way the weekend felt.
This was a tough one for me. I had a jam-packed weekend filled with Christmas parties, sight-seeing, shopping and packing my husbanded up for another two weeks of work.
A few things I accomplished this weekend…
I navigated a Christmas party while people were drinking. “Gasp, I know..” I found out Friday night that I can successful smell red wine from five feet away. I hadn’t known previously that I have this super power and not so much to my delight, I spent most of Friday night cutting and darting around people with wine glasses. It was the first time I have been happy to leave a party at eight O’clock at night.
My Saturday was filled with sight-seeing and spending the day with my husband and children. On a long ride out-of-town, we found ourselves cloud gazing. I realized this is something we have never done as a family before and something that I was missing about life. I turned down the radio and we all yelled out what we saw in the clouds as we drove. I found a crocodile in the sky taking a bite out of the sun and the kids found a bear, dragons and even a dog… I have boys
Sunday, I had most of the day to myself. I spent the entire day shopping. I got all of my Christmas shopping done for the year and managed to navigate the large outdoor malls without having anxiety.
What I found this weekend, was new coping skills and self-awareness.
I found that I get crabby around 4:30 pm every day. I have started to notice that anxiety usually sets in about that time. This weekend I tried to find new ways to relive my stress. I also started to become more aware of my attitude as it was changing too. I went on walks, long drives and even out running.
Maybe it was my fabulous new wrap I bought this weekend or maybe it was my new boots I got for my birthday, but this weekend I felt sexy and confident in my own skin for the first time in a long time.