This fog that had settled over me simply had to go. I was so disappointed in myself for letting all these emotions get the best of me, especially the first week of the year! This is supposed to be the year of MAKING IT HAPPEN!
I took Teddy for an extra long walk (oh, he’s so cute) and just tried to clear my mind of all those negative thoughts that had wiggled their way in. Feeling a bit more energized, I popped into a bodega, grabbed the latest issue of Vogue, and then went to enjoy an hour or so by myself in Maison Kayser. It’s my happy place and I love their cappuccinos. Because I knew I wouldn’t be able to relax without really clearing my mind, I wrote out everything I needed to do for the week and then just sat back.
Chocolate croissant, a cappuccino, and a cozy cafe. It was quite blissful. (And I got to meet two girls on a marketing trip with their school!) I was finally in this better state of mind. I wasn’t cooped up. I may have been sick, but I was feeling warmer and happier. And I could just forget about the things that were bothering me for an hour. I even swung by Francois Payard (the best macarons, ever).
The afternoon was a little luxury and just want I needed. An hour to take a step back and shed some of that fogginess that had settled.
When I woke up yesterday, I felt ten times more motivated (even though I was way sicker). Just taking that hour to really devote to myself let me shift to a higher gear and I felt great doing so. I tackled two HUGE tasks that were looming over my head, made quite the dent in my inbox, and did the usual Monday blog chores. (All with a great attitude.)
A little luxury, a big change in my outlook.
What’s your favorite “little luxury”? How do you pull yourself back up when you’re feeling gloomy?