Wellness Wednesday – go to bed

Cristy’s dialogue with her (left) brain on Super Tuesday (primary election night in Minnesota and many other states):

Higher self: You need rest; time to go to bed.

Left brain: But there’s political news! What if I miss something?

Higher self: Whether you stay up late or not, you won’t change the results.

Left brain: I wanna watch news coverage and eat snacks.

Higher self: That may be the pattern you have established in times of stress. But it really doesn’t help anything.

Left brain: I’m still gonna do it.

Higher self: I forgive you.

Left brain (while watching disappointing news coverage): Why are people such idiots?

Higher self: Go to bed. People seem less idiotic when you get more sleep.

Left brain (sticking tongue out like a toddler): I don’t believe you.

Higher self: That’s okay. I love you anyway.

Calvin bored now
Really Mom, it’s time to go to bed.

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cristy@meximinnesota.com

 

Input fatigue (a timely re-post)

I went back into some entries from last year (Nov 2018) and found one I especially like so I’m posting it as a reminder to myself for this weekend. Hope you have a delightful Thanksgiving and a beautiful weekend!

‘Tis the season for me. I can feel it. Holidays approach. Work deadlines and projects to wrap up.

Countless emails in my inbox imploring me to get in on Cyber-Monday deals… that feeling of trying to filter it all out but feeling that it has clogged up my internal operating system somehow.

My plan is to give myself extra quiet time tonight, wind down early and allow for some rest from it all. My body and mind feel tired. What I have learned in my last couple of years is to honor that call for rest. 

The beautiful discovery about this rest, when I take it, is that I discover nothing falls apart when I take that time away. It is all still there when I return, though usually I have fresh perspective on it. 

How often do you turn everything off and allow for rest? What happens as a result?

Postcards from Bemidji

My hubby Clem took both of these photos and because I’m a proud wife, I am posting them for my Saturday Share this week. 😉

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We took our ice cream from Big River Scoop across the street and found this familiar and much-photographed landmark. Side note: my husband owns a real red flannel checked wool lumberjack shirt from Bemidji Woolen Mills.

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cristy@meximinnesotana.com

Workplace Wellness on holiday

This week is our Independence Day holiday. I’ll be taking a long weekend up north to celebrate with family and take a long weekend break. So I have decided to take a holiday on writing here as well. My advice to you is to do the same.

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Phone taken at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN on July 4, 2018

If you are able to take a break, or take a vacation this summer, make the most of it. Whether you get some extra rest, enjoy some quality time with people you love or perhaps get out to see some fireworks, appreciate these fine summer days. Have a safe and happy weekend!

cristy@meximinnesotana.com