The past few weeks have been A LOT, yes? The waiting, the watching, I feel like I held my breath the entire election week. Couple that with my kids’ school going back to virtual again, and everything felt so heavy. I felt anxious and out of control and just wanted things to be normal. Which is impossible. I have learned the most this year that I cannot control anything but my own self, and I can create a haven for my family. Last week I just decided to go moment by moment.
What felt good, next? I’d find what felt good, then ask that over and over again, until the day was over. Then I’d repeat. I’d ask the same of the kids. A lot of their joy was taken away with the loss of school, and they were feeling lonely and bored. Frustrated. So I asked them, “what feels good next?” For me, what felt good was…
Some walks outside, a trip to Hobby Lobby for Xmas decor, putting up 1 of my trees, a movie night with the kids, Baking shows with my husband, iced coffee, a jumpsuit that touched no part of my body, an extra bit of candy after dinner, freshly painted nails, new books from the library.
Nothing huge or groundbreaking, just bits of JOY that wrapped me in a hug of well being when I needed it. I allowed myself to feel the anxiety and frustration of the week, and then I allowed myself to reach for something that would feel good. Even if that something was a 7′ flocked Christmas tree with blinking lights.
What makes you feel good?