• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 195 (A Reality Check and Some Self Care)

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    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  5.26 miles;  Running Total: 155.11 miles)

    Day 195 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I went to talk to the body image therapist on Wednesday.  Wednesday was an epically shitty day.  Just one of those days you want to forget as soon as possible.  I’m scared to death about surgery and I’m really good at working myself into a frenzy before something big happens.  I’m also really good at laughing the serious stuff off because I don’t want others to see me freaking out.  Laughing about the serious stuff also keeps me from having to feel all the icky feelings like anxiety and fear.

    Except, do I really not feel these things?  Uh, no.  If only.

    The therapist totally called me out on this bullshit.

    She said a) You’re not protecting anyone, b) people care about you, don’t shut them out, and c) practice self care, whatever that looks like for you, in the next few days.

    So I did.

    What self care looks like for me:

    • A mindless and sweaty hour on the elliptical machine.
    • Lunch with friends.
    • A long nap on a rainy day.

    Today’s silver lining:  Self care is pretty awesome.

    You should give it a shot.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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