#NOBULLNOVEMBER 21 day self-written progress report!!!
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This month I committed to eating a balanced diet, going to bed at 11:00pm every night, cutting out alcohol and coffee and working out as often as I could all for the month of November.
Why am I doing this? People ask me this almost everyday.
Trust me, when I smell someone else’s coffee I ask myself the same question. But here’s what it’s about. Life is busy, it’s fast paced, and I find when I’m immersed in too much, spinning too many plates, the ‘quick fixes’ are too easy. ☕️ Coffee if I’m exhausted. 🍷Wine if I’m stressed. 💊Medication if I’m REALLY stressed (Clonazepam anyone? It’s the pink one...) Don’t get me wrong, I know not everyone operates the same way, but I know that for ME, if I’m well fed, well slept, and I’ve moved and stretched my body, I can function without the aforementioned🥂💊☕️
Do I want to cut these things out forever? That’s a big HELLL no. But I want to have power over them. I want to have coffee and savour the blessed union of espresso and almond milk (can you tell I’m missing this one?!?) NOT because I’m running on four hours of sleep, but because I love it! I want to enjoy a glass of wine with friends because there’s nothing quite like a glass of wine with friends, not because I need something to take the edge off. And I WILL take Clonazepam when I’m having a legit anxiety attack and no amount of meditation or affirmations are helping, NOT because I’m running on four hours of sleep, I’ve had too much coffee, I’ve eaten like garbage and my nerves are shot. Nothing was unmanageable for me, but I definitely had a predictable future. This month hasn’t been awful at all. It’s also not the first time I’ve done anything like this. I’m grateful that I have the self-awareness to reset and reboot my system when I’m feeling burnt out. Have I been perfect? Also a very big hell no. I’ve had a few nips of wine, every morning I stare longingly at @jafferyoga’s coffee and steal sip, and I haven’t made it to bed every single night at 11:00 exactly, but as Jaff says, 95% of the time I’m giving it 💯%! #bellletstalk #nobullshitnovember #stopthestigma #itsoktonotbeok #mentalhealth