Today has been a tough day health wise and normal functioning has been a huge struggle. I have been battling through an autoimmune flare up, feeling completely exhausted, groggy, unnaturally cold, generally unwell and desperately trying to find my happy place. It hasn’t been easy and I’ve had to bring out the big guns.
This morning, I tried playing happy music and singing along, but that didn’t do it. Next, I gave the Gratitude Game a go, giving thanks out loud for all the good things in my life. And, although I could feel the positivity beginning to stir, I just couldn’t quite grasp the joyful feeling I was searching for.
After lunch, I gave up and went for a nap, but all I did was doze in and out of sleep, having crazy, stressful dreams, so it didn’t help much. And by late afternoon, I just felt like crying, as it’s so hard to remain feeling up, when physically feeling so bad and not knowing how long it will last.
My final shot was to do some gentle yoga stretching and deep breathing, following the yoga video for complete beginners I have been diligently doing most days. Believe me, any form of exercise was the last thing I felt like doing, but I made myself knuckle down and get on with it. Tough love!
Day 98, Reason 98: Today I am so grateful for the healing power of yoga.
I’d never tried yoga before I discovered the online video a few months back and, quite honestly, I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. But, now I get it! I feel at peace when I’m doing yoga and completely present. And the miraculous thing is that the stretches and breathing seem to help my body shift whatever it is that is ailing me.
By the end of the half hour video, I felt the groggy fog in my head begin to lift and at the same time, a spark of happiness ignited. I grabbed onto that spark with both hands and have continued to feel happier and more positive with each passing minute.
Although I’m still feeling drained and looking ghostly pale, I now have my happiness mojo back, which is exactly what I need to overcome this setback in my health. I know I can do it! Hoorah!
267 days to go
267 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find
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