Its 5.50am on Monday morning and its finally a new week, and i want to make the best of it. Make the best of each day. Last week was definitely not one of my best weeks. A week filled with lots of stomach pain, tiredness physically and mentally, no motivation for school or study, no motivation to workout, losing my appetite and just wanting to lie in bed the whole week. It was a draining week where i didnt feel like myself, i felt tired and unmotivated towards everything. But after i wrote my "life with a chronic illness" post it sort of helped for me to figure out what the problem was... to realise what was affecting me and making me feel this way. When my physical health declines it definitely impacts my mental health somewhat. Or it is more like, when my physical health is impacted so that i feel tired and in pain, then its hard to feel motivated in other areas of life as well.
But today i am feeling better - this week is going to be better!! We all have our down days or weeks, but we need to turn them around and make the best of the situation regardless!
My school week starts off with a cooking pass in school. We will be testing out different recipes using dairy products and learning about dairy products. I must admit, i had considered skipping this and just doing the replacement assignment.... but that assignment included cooking 5 of the different recipes and then writing a 3 page paper with reflections and an analysis of the effects the dairy products had on how the food turned out. And considering i dont have dairy products at home... its easier to just go to school and get it done and not have to write an extra paper, haha!
Otherwise, it will be lots of hours spent in school doing my group assignment because on Thursday after my seminarium i am heading to Stockholm!! My family need a dog sitter and as i have 3 days off i thought why not.... it will be nice to spend some time with my dog again and see my fmaily for atleast a few hours!! My plan is to try to get as much school work done before i leave for Stockholm so that during the weekend i can just wander around Stockholm - go to my favourite places and cafes and not worry that i havent done my litterature reading!
Moving on.... I am ready for this week and going to make the best of it!! Life sucks when you feel down and unmotivated and think negative - it doesnt get you anywhere and instead you just end up laying in bed questioning life and thats not so fun. Its much more fun to wake up each morning, think somepositive thoughts, set some goals for the day and make the best of the day!! Its ok to feel down and low at times, but dont stay that way, instead try to change those thoughts and find what is positive in your life or how you can make things better... what changes might need to be made to make things better!?
I hope you all have a lovely week - make the best of it!