Today’s Mistake: Going on Facebook
I told myself I wasn’t going on Facebook today. And then sometime later I sat down on my couch, laptop in my lap, and I said “Just 5 minutes.” Then, “Just til 2:30,” and then 40 minutes later I finally got off.
And it brought me down.
Conspiracies surrounding the events of the Boston Marathon, criticism of Fox News network and some of their newscasters’ wishy-washyness on the Bill of Rights, and negative comments on one of my posts. Plus, I felt the guilt and disappointment of my broken commitment not to go on today. The frustration, the anger, the overall negativity. . .I became upset and depressed..
And then came —
Today’s Good Choice: Going Outside
First I went for one of my backwards walks with Bowser (to build up my hamstrings). It was gorgeous outside, and I took in the view, hugged my favorite tree, and saw an egret!
Then Brian got home and we went for a bike ride. We’ve saved some time by starting out from the house and making our way to any paths along the way. The wind was tough, but we had a beautiful ride (6 deer near the path!) and made good time. We got home at 18 miles, and then Brian had us bike our nearby walk path and a couple times around our court so that I got my full 20 miles. in 🙂
So, I got back on track with exercise since the flooding. and the endorphins restored my emotional balance. There were a few moments today — right after yoga and at times when I was outside — when I realized — “Wow! I’m truly happy.” And: “No matter what happens in the future, I am happy right here, right now.”