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Monday again - accept & do something about it

Sunday, November 25, 2012

An action packed long weekend - mountain biking and hanging out with family.

Now it is Monday again - and things are not looking good for me. If you saw last Mondays blog, you may remember that grumpy tired mum and kids can lead to mindless eating!

Today is no better than last week - in fact, possibly worse.
1. Kids (& self) a bit tired after long fun weekend
2. Kids sick - son took himself back to bed at 9am!
3. Kids a bit grumpy (see points 1 & 2)
4. Did not get great sleep last night (see point 2)
5. Plans made for Monday have had to be cancelled (see points 2 & 3)

My Intuitive Eating spark team raised the question - does anyone keep a journal? Since I have not read the intuitive eating book yet - I was kind of surprised by the question . . . I thought the whole idea of intuitive eating was to get away from tracking food, labelling food as good/bad, feeling guilty about what was eaten etc etc.
So why journal?

This got me thinking about whether journalling might help me
- sort out my goals (non weight related of course)
- sort out my emotions
- sort out some plans & ideas for activities - both for self & kids
- really take on board the intuitive eating philosophy.

Today might be a really good day to start!
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    Yikes, that sounds like a lot to handle! I think you might be right - journaling could be a huge help. Hope it works, and good luck with your Monday!
    1943 days ago
    I think journaling would be a great idea.
    What about planning some relaxing activities and decompression/renewal rituals for Monday? I mean stuff that doesn't require much physical or mental energy and would allow for renewal. That way you could recoup from week-end.
    Not sure what your gang would like to do.........just something easy to perk up the day that they could look forward to and count on that would make Mondays something to look forward to, not dread.
    Watch a funny movie with cuddle time? Do puzzles? Do a craft? Do group stretching/play?
    Bring out a special toy or game that you only do on Mondays?

    1943 days ago
    I swear by journaling. It gives me a lot of insight on myself.
    1943 days ago
    Hmmmmmm. Sounds like it's worth a try! (And I hope tomorrow is a better day . . . )
    1943 days ago
    I think ths is a great idea. You can look back later n and see if there is a improvement. It is also a way of keeping yourself honest.

    1943 days ago
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    The journaling in the ie book that is suggested is different from "tracking" like what is done on spark with calories etc. It is more a way to gauge your feelings and emotions, how you felt after eating (physical reaction) etc. Journaling for the sake of journaling, your day, kind of like what one would use a diary for. Does that make sense?
    1943 days ago
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