Before we get into “structure”, let me quickly recap my trip to Phoenix. For starters, my sister and I were meeting up for a weekend in Sedona. It’s Arizona, so naturally both of us were expecting warm, sunny, dry weather and lots of awesome hikes. Not quite… how about freezing temperatures and about 7+ inches of snow!? Does this look like Arizona to you?? On the plus side, the snow looked fantastic against the majestic red rocks.
I finally did get to go on a hike when the weather broke mid-week, just before my return home. So worth it!
After a week of travel, and a glorious Saturday celebrating Valentine’s Day, I woke up Sunday in the most terrible mood. I always feel very sorry for my poor husband on these days because there is nothing he can say to make it better, actually quite the opposite! I was suddenly overwhelmed by life. We all have those days, right? And I don’t even have kids! But suddenly the house seemed dirty, the pile of mail and magazines to sift through was daunting, even cooking a simple breakfast seemed like an over-whelming task, since I started pancakes before realizing I was out of both eggs and milk.. And then there’s the endless e-mails e-mails e-mails. Sometimes I feel like I need the structure to stay sane with such a hectic schedule, but other times, the structure feels like it’s smothering me.
I think my attempts at living healthy also fall into this category – I’m always either trying to be extremely structured and burn out or give up after I fall out of line, or, have no structure at all and end up slipping back to old unhealthy habits. Obviously the answer is a healthy median, but that is easier said than done!
So what does everyone else do to stay sane??