This past week has been very…. bleh. I haven’t eaten very well, I didn’t exercise much, my mental state is a bit all over the place and I have not been productive at all. I’ve been stressing out over these two assignments that thankfully I am done with. That certain time of month is approaching for me and I have been PMSing hard. I feel like I’ve been on the verge of tears for 3 days straight and I think I’m getting a little sick and I’m going to stop complaining before I rant this whole post.
What I’m really trying to say is that I need a refresh and a restart. Tomorrow (Monday) is a public holiday and I’m going to spend it focusing on being happy and healthy. I want to eat well, do some exercise, spend some time doing hobbies and just relax. I feel like everyone at some point has needed a restart in their life because things have been hectic so I hope this post is somewhat useful.
I have a bit of a to-do list for myself, you can follow it if you want but you don’t have to do everything, you should make it work for you.
The night before
- Eat a good dinner
- Fill water bottle half way and put in the freezer (you fill the rest up the next day so you’ll have half ice half water)
- Prepare food for the next day if needed
- Wash + moisturise face
- Brush teeth and floss and use mouth wash and all that
- Try to go to bed at a decent time
- Wake up
- Eat a good healthy breakfast (I normally take a banana, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup of oats, a dash of vanilla essence, some almond milk and chuck it in a blender)
- Workout (any exercise you want to do)
- Stretch (I do this right after the exercise while my muscles are still warm)
- Shower, shave + moisturise legs (also a good time to wash hair if needed)
- Self beauty stuff (like doing your nails)
Once that’s all done then spend some time on your hobbies. I’m going to do some reading, drawing, playing saxophone and anything else I feel like doing tomorrow. I need to stay busy because when I get bored I start to mindlessly eat anything, even when I’m not hungry.
For lunch, just focus on eating a lot of veggies, you can obviously eat other things as well but it’s always good to fill up on vegetables. I try not to be too strict on what I’m eating otherwise I’ll just end up hungry and miserable.
In the afternoon, I’m planning to practise volleyball with a friend so it’s going to be a good way to have some social time because I’m usually terrible at making plans with anyone. It’s up to you how you spend this time, maybe do some schoolwork, clean your room, organise some part of your life; it’s always good to stay productive.
For the night time just follow the ‘Night Before’ to-do list from above and you’re pretty much set. Don’t get upset with yourself if you don’t do everything you have planned, your ‘restart day’ should be about just relaxing and not worrying. Try to do this on a weekend when you don’t have to go to school but if you can’t then you can still do a lot of things before and after school.
After writing all this down, I’m quite motivated about tomorrow now. I’m glad I wrote this blog post because in the future when I’m having another bad week, I can look back at this post and get motivated to be happy and healthy again. I just hope someone out there is motivated as well.