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Then I came home and had a fabulous meal with my love. Clams and Chorizo (with a few healthier subs), Baked Parmesan-Rosemary Fries and my Lemon Ginger Asparagus with Toasted Almonds. And a bottle of wine, each.
The “rabbit hole” is what I call those days when everything seems to be getting worse and worse, only to be exacerbated by my lack of desire to do anything about it. Generally these days come after a long stretch of craziness. And let me tell you people, last week was crazy.
I can’t decide if these kind of grub days are good for me or not, but when I’m in them I feel pretty lacklustre. In hindsight it’s clear that I need to make more “me” time throughout the week and slow down otherwise it will culminate in a 16 hour netflix binge fest…and popcorn for dinner.
Fortunately Sunday was MUCH better. As I lie in bed tonight thinking about this weekend I realize that I’ve managed to pick up a few things over the years to “pull myself out of the rabbit hole” aka those days that just S-U-C-K.
1. Accept and move on. I knew it was going to be hard for me to turn the day around on Saturday so I accepted it for what it was and didn’t beat myself up over it. I then decided that Sunday I would wake up with a new attitude.
2. Put on real clothes. You know I’m an advocate of sweatpants but after living in them for over 36 hours I was getting concerned that Clinton and Stacy might break into my apartment and stage an intervention…So I got my act together and put on a skirt. And then I snapped a selfie because I felt like I’d conquered a mountain just by accomplishing that.
3. Exercise. No one can argue with the uplifting benefits of exercise. Remember when I used to do yoga? Yeah…neither do I. Apparently succumbing to the man and buying a Yoga Tree membership is exactly what I needed to kill my yoga motivation. Yesterday it was due time I get back on the wagon (or at least get my money’s worth)
4. Be social. I was starting to think I was a cast member of Nashville, but thankfully I had brunch planned with Chelsea, Suzanne and Sam. Not only was it awesome to see friends, it was also refreshing to get out of my house.
5. Start and finish a project. It could be something small like organizing your bookshelf or doing your laundry. Since I hate cleaning I stuck to what I do best, made balls. After a week’s worth of recipes I did not have it in me to make anything extensive but I could handle a food processor and some nuts and dates.
Maybe these seem obvious to you or maybe you’re at the bottom of your rabbit hole. Either way, remember that there is always a way out even on the worst of days.
So tell me, do you ever fall down that rabbit hole? What tips do you use to get out of it?
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