Bad days…everyone has them, and I seem to have had plenty of them lately! Between sickness, injury, crushing stress, and poor habits, I have been worn down, fatigued, and un-motivated. Some days I just want to curl up under my covers and stay there forever! While proper rest is great, ignoring life by hiding away only makes things worse.
Some days I get so discouraged by things around me and my circumstances, that I fall into a funk that is hard to get out of. My body feels so out of balance lately from antibiotics, too many poor food choices, and not enough water, and it’s taking a heavy toll on me. I am really struggling to get my footing the last few days, but I am trusting that God will help me forward if I put forth the effort to make better decisions.
For me, feeling crappy leads to a vicious cycle of overeating, sitting around, and feeling more crappy! Ultimately, how I am feeling comes down to what I am putting in my body, whether it’s the music I listen to, the food I eat, the water I drink (or fail to drink!), the words I say to myself, and the mental stress I endure. In order for a change to take place in me, I have to make a change somewhere in my daily habits. So, even though it’s hard, I need to make the effort to take better care of myself in several ways to feel a change:
- Drink more water!
- Eat more veggies
- Say no to sugar
- Avoid the foods I am sensitive to
- Decrease my stress levels
- Move in a relaxing way – like walking, yoga, etc.
I am learning more that taking care of my health is vital!! I am a better wife, mom, and friend when I make the extra effort to care for my health through proper eating habits and exercise. It is WORK, and making the right decisions is a struggle, but it is for good! When we are struggling to keep moving in the right direction, remember to keep fighting the good fight – there is a purpose for every struggle. The struggle will not end or get easier, but we will get better at handling those mountains we need to climb.