1. I’m posting a late night Tuesday things from the sick house, as I was hit with the stomach flu on Christmas Eve morning. We haven’t left the house in three days, had barely any food in the fridge over the duration and officially missed every Christmas festivity we’d been looking forward to for months. It was such a bummer, but at least we cuddled (read: slept like the dead) on the couch together under the lights?
2. So I’m craving all sorts of things since I couldn’t eat for 72 hours but these chocolate espresso vegan cinnamon rolls are at the top of my list!
3. This week is like the summer mindset for me. I always look at it as vacation and am shocked when Eddie’s like, um, I have to work. Or that I still have to do work. Wait, what? Don’t we just permanently have summers and the week after Christmas off like we are 12 years old?
4. Every year that I’ve created a vision board has ended up being an AWESOME year. I love it.
5. Since I’m starting to feel better, I think I’m going to read a Christmas book super quick this week and am considering the Seven Days of Us. Have you read it?!
6. I caved and watched the Christmas Prince on Netflix last week while wrapping. And tonight I might end up watching Fuller House. I’m into really good bad TV right now, as usual. And ah – The Affair comes back on soon! YES.
7. Pretty sure that I’m going to attempt the 10 (5?) minute meditation thing starting TODAY. Okay, maybe tomorrow. Any tips? Favorite apps? Help. But I neeeeeed it.
8. P.S. all of our fancy Christmas outfits… went to waste. And I was so sick that I didn’t take any pictures until late Christmas day and by “pictures” I mean one picture. So I’m thinking we just need to have a fancy night out this week? For four?
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I love the app Headspace for meditation!
Designate a day this week as your Christmas and just go with it! Wear the cute clothes, eat all the food and listen to all the carols. Christmas is all about feelings and the actual day doesn’t matter. Surely you missed some fun events but leave it at that. Sometimes you need to postpone joy but don’t cancel it! Ho Ho Ho! :)
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So so sorry that you were sick on Christmas! :( But I definitely think you need a night out to put those fancy outfits to good use! Just have Christmas day a few days late!
I use the app Calm, it has been a game changer for me. When I first started using it I did “21 days to Calm” it’s basically an intro to meditating. There’s a basic outline to each guided meditation so you’re not sitting there like “how long will this go on? Am I done yet?” on those days where you’re just trying to stick to the routine by feeling really unsettled. I also listen to their “sleep stories” to go to bed. I love them. They help me to turn my brain off and fall asleep. My daughter (3) also loves listening to them to help her fall asleep. I believe there’s a trial version, but you can also pay a $40(?) annual fee for the full thing. I think it’s worth it. Good luck!
I loved the Seven Days of Us! You should definitely give it a try. It was just the right amount of humour and sentimality, and perfect if you’re a fan of British literature.
I am trying a few apps right now. I say try the free trials because they are quite different. Headspace is good for little mini meditations during the day. They had it on the in-flight tv system on the last flight I went on too! I like one that I’ve got through google play called “simple habit”. It’s got lots of 5 minute ones that seem to fly by. The voices are really pleasant and I have really liked the topics so far. I’ve also got Calm and like it but I’m not totally sold on it yet. I’m going to keep experimenting for a while but I think any of those three are pretty good. If you’re at all competitive like I am, simple habit and calm both have progress counters which actually makes me feel like I need to do it – can’t break the streak! :)
Being sick on Christmas is beyond disappointing, especially when it’s the stomach flu on a day full of eating! I’m so sorry that you had to miss out. I hope your family gets a chance to have a do-over Christmas!
Perfect if you’re a fan of British literature.
I love this sharing!