I’ve been in a bit of a funk this week. Not because anything profoundly bad or stressful happened; it was just one of those weeks where little things grated on my nerves and everything felt a little grayer and a little more frustrating than it really needed to be.
It’s in weeks like these that I try to be on the lookout for small things to be grateful for, tiny moments to cling to to keep me from spiraling unnecessarily. I suppose it’s actually just as much about creating little moments to be grateful for, because my attitude is largely the product of my choices and not just my circumstances.
So that’s exactly what I did these week. Here are the little things I found, chose, or created to cultivate a little more gratitude in my heart.
Time with my mom, debriefing and decompressing and reminiscing about Colin and Katie’s wedding. Also brunch and shopping for baby clothes, because I think that’s one of the best ways to spend an afternoon with my mom.
Celebrating Dan’s birthday on the actual day, surrounded by so many of our friends. It made his Monday birthday a little extra special.
Treating myself to a decently sized sugar cookie with an outrageous amount of frosting, simply because I put on my brave face and did something hard this week, and that deserves a treat.
Being able to tell Dan the truth about what I need and trusting that he’s going to understand, even when it’s something as simple as wanting to read my book instead of watch one of our shows on Netflix.
Having other friends who are pregnant at the same time as me, who will understand every concern, frustration, and joyful moment.
The title of this post is the story of my life: “Staying Fit When All You Want to Do Is Watch Netflix.” Kayla’s simple tips for staying in shape, even when you’re busy and tired, are so helpful (especially the one about cutting back on sugar, which I obviously did not do this week).
And on that note, it’s a lot easier to stay fit when you have good go-to resources for working out at home. I’m excited to check out these YouTube channels for at-home workouts.
As someone going through uncontrollable body changes at the moment (and feeling all the feelings and being extremely sensitive about it), Joy’s post really validated me and made me feel a little more normal. Also, I couldn’t agree more that wearing clothes that fit well actually makes me feel a lot better about myself.
Alexandria’s 13 ways to save money for travel are so smart, and they can really apply to any financial goal you want to save for. Actually, they’re just good life practices in general.