11.12.2009

Mood Indigo

My friends, I have been having one of those weeks. You know the ones, right? Where you just feel "off," for no discernible reason. For starters, I have been absolutely exhausted. I typically have a pretty decent energy level, but Tuesday night I fell asleep at 8:30 pm and last night I couldn't keep my eyes open past 9:00 pm. And still, I feel tired. Then there's the headache that's been cropping up along with some other random aches and pains. This, combined with some other annoyances, has made me a less-than-happy (and ok, sorta cranky) camper. I'm calling it my Mood Indigo, a reference to one of my favorite bluesy jazz tunes by Duke Ellington. (Doesn't the color indigo just conjure up all kinds of moodiness?)

I'm planning a weekend of fun, rejuvenation, and self-care in hopes that it will snap me out of this funky indigo mood. Here's the agenda so far.

Friday:
Date night with Jason. We're going to see Fantastic Mr. Fox (SO excited for this!), and then cooking a yummy, healthy dinner. Haven't decided exactly what yet, but I'm envisioning some kind of shrimp and veggies in a spicy tomato sauce over whole wheat pasta. After dinner, some gentle yoga followed by a bath and some reading then early to bed.

Saturday:
Going on a wine tasting tour (to four different wineries!) for a friend's birthday. We are going to be chauffeured around in a limo. Fancy, huh? I can't wait! After the wine tasting (and a nap!), I hope to hit the gym for a gentle workout. Maybe I'll swim some laps. I've been itching to try out our gym's gorgeous pool.

Sunday:
This is going to be my day of rejuvenation/self-care. I'm going to wake up early and hit the gym for an intense workout and then some time in the sauna. The rest of the day will be spent nurturing some new creative projects and indulging in some serious relaxation. Think tea sipping, journaling, restorative yoga, yummy scented candles, and a self-pedicure to the sound of some mellow tunes.

I'm hoping that I'll emerge on the other side of this weekend feeling refreshed and a little bit more like myself.

How do you take care of yourself when you're feeling less-than-stellar? Any words of wisdom for me dear readers?

Edit: I guess Fantastic Mr. Fox isn't coming out this weekend, as I thought. Sorry if I confused anyone...

3 comments:

Genki said...

I was feeling similarly out of sorts last week and a weekend of relaxation, reading, quality time with the people I love and thinking hard about what the problem was set me back on track. Hope you feel back to normal soon!

AnalieseMarie said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Genki. And thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

Carolyn said...

Doll I'm so sorry you've had one of those weeks. I totally know how that goes. I've been uber excited about my trip this weekend, but I fear that next week will be a sad little fallout. Must do my best to not let that happen!!

I'm SO glad you are giving yourself a day to rest, rejuvenate and recharge. XOXO

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