Today is Mardi Gras Day! Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Which means tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. Something that probably only matters if you are Catholic or Christian. (When I was an active Baptist, we would give something up for Lent.)
March also means that it is Women’s History Month and Saint Patrick’s Day … mostly an excuse for drinking, green things, and hijinks. Don’t pinch me.
As for me and my March, I have a few goals:
- Return to practicing DBT more often.
- Specifically – concentrating on positive self-talk this month.
- Recover healthy eating strategies – Intermittent Fasting and Mindful Eating
- Spring Cleaning
Small list, but I don’t want to overwhelm myself. February put a wrench in things. I didn’t have as good a month as I would have wanted, but I think I handled myself well. I feel like I want to do something creative, but I don’t want to put that on my goal list. It’ll be a pleasant extra if it happens. I don’t want to feel disappointed if I can’t accomplish something that’s supposed to be fun.
Like going for a hike and doing some photography. Or working on one of my miniature models. Or fiddling with some of my crochet work. My brain has been all over the place lately, so it’s hard to decide what I actually would enjoy doing. Does anyone else have trouble finding something that brings them pleasure?
Part of me knows that I liked doing certain things in the past, but at the current moment, I just cannot always feel the same amount of happiness from the activity. A little crazy, but I try not to be too hard on myself when it gets like that. Hopefully some of the positive self-talk this month will help. I suppose that’s all for today. I’ll hit you guys up with a new post tomorrow!