Ever feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that you want to do? Yeah, I feel like that right now. Mostly just because the couch potato in me wants to watch several shows tonight that happen to be playing all at the same time, so I will have to settle with recording and watching online. I gave up on the Pirates game… it wasn’t pretty at all. And I watched the first period of the Penguins game and they were smokin’ hot.
I also feel like I don’t have enough time to write about everything I want to cover. I have so many topics I want to talk about but I don’t want to make a ridiculously long post! So I will try and quickly sum up my day in as little words as possible so I can save all your reading for some good stuff I want to share. Ready… Go!
I worked at my dad’s office until we left at 2. I came home then went right out to the barn to see Vinnie. He had some huge rocks stuck in both his front hooves 😦 His hooves have gotten so sensitive. But it was hot today so with that plus his incoming winter coat he was being sluggish. When I got home I fixed my snack. Pumpkin oatmeal (holy cow) and greek yogurt. Then it was time to watch the Pirates… Not long after I ditched the game to help my mom cook another recipe I found on Pinterest. Lasagna Soup from this cute blog. It was so warm and delicious! The bread my mom brought home was a great dipper. This soup really did taste like lasagna! I was nervous about it before we started cooking, but then I settled down. I also roughly calculated everything so I would know how to bubble it. Two thumbs up for this dinner! Now watching The Big Bang Theory while I blog 🙂
Be Strong For Those Around You
At our session with Lori on Tuesday, my mom said that she goes into “teacher tone” (what my dad and I call her voice when she is talking to us like students or co workers) when she starts to feel her anxiety rise because of my anxiety order. Whenever she starts to feel that way she always gets really pushy about it being my snack time and she just can’t seem to relax. I pick up on her nerves and it makes my anxiety increase as well. I am going to give another, non eating disorder, example. Whenever someone is riding a horse, it is very important for them to remain calm. Horses can sense when their rider is nervous and it makes them nervous as well because it makes them think that there is a reason they shouldn’t be calm. I immediately thought of this example when my mom was describing how she copes with her feelings and I pictured this when I thought about how her strategy affects me. We always pick up the emotions of those around us. If we are around upbeat happy-go-lucky people, we tend to feel that way as well. When we are surrounded by those who are feeling unsure about something, we begin to question our own certainty or feelings. I wanted to tell my mom whenever she is having a moment where she is scared and nervous about my eating disorder, she should just take a deep breath and think about how I must be feeling with my own nerves and anxieties with the addition of the emotions I am picking up from her. If that sounds harsh in any way, I really don’t mean it to. I guess what I am trying to say is that no matter what the situation is, if someone is struggling then the best thing you can do is be strong and supportive so that you can transfer that strength on to the person who is need of a little extra 🙂 I know I always feel more relaxed when my parents are more relaxed. It seems like a positive atmosphere can have a huge influence on recovery. So if you know someone else who is going through a tough time, the best thing you can do is demonstrate what it looks like to be happy and healthy in a positive way. Leave all that unwanted anxiety in September and maybe you and everyone around you will start to move in a direction that will lead to greatness. Just my thought for the day!
I feel like I had another topic I wanted to talk about, but I am completely drawing a blank after that long lecture I just gave haha. So you all got lucky! Now get out of here and go enjoy your Thursday night/Friday!