….that’s pretty obvious, is it not?
So, I wanted to crawl into a hole last winter. In March, I pretty much *did* crawl into a hole. I’m going to do my best this year to head this thing off at the pass. Or at least keep it at bay.
One weird thing that I did last year is make it worse. I did not let myself think I was depressed or even bummed out. I’m a big advocate of “fake it ’til you make it” or just pretending that I’m not depressed. Last year, I kind of went way beyond that. I was in total denial. I can really be a stubborn jackass sometimes.
So with it being nearly the darkest day of the year, I feel I need to make a SAD Mission Statement. I am going to do my best to prevent/minimize it this year. Which is a lame Mission Statement. But I’m gonna go with it.
However, I’m going to get all SMART on my objectives. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time Bound for those of you not grooving with the corporate speak acronyms)
1. Exercise at least 3 times per week. Which means at least 30 minutes sustained aerobic activity. And extra is a bonus.
2. Go outside at least one time per day. If it’s sunny I have to be outside for at least 30 minutes.
3. Schedule! Which I am loathe to do. So I’ll go easy on myself. A. Eating, even a little bit, three times a day. B. Taking my meds every morning. Stating any more than would not be attainable.
4. Let my creativity go crazy. I have to let the kookieness out. Write, draw, paint, craft, wonder, jam, dance, hoop all that I can. Commit to a creative pursuit once a day, even it if is something as small as doodling.
So there it is. I am such a Virgo about my stuff. (shout out to @laurlaur226)