Freestyle Friday: When All Else Fails, Watch Dancing Babies

Ever have a day not go as scheduled? 

What do you do when plans go awry?

My inner overachiever envisioned a morning of strength training, meditation in the sauna, revising a short story, plowing through a suitcase of dirty laundry, grocery shopping, starting a new short story, then losing myself in a novel.  Yeah, I thought I was going to be a rock star today.  

My plans are now sitting on the corner of the sofa, mocking me because I woke up with a migraine – at 1:30 pm.  I’m here to fully confess to bringing on this doozy myself.  While I’ve developed a pretty nifty system for balancing and living with the suckers — one that includes a daily 16 oz. latte (or other coffee equivalent), the same wake time each day and avoidance of trigger foods (like too much sodium or chocolate) — I didn’t do any of that. 

I stayed up to 6:00 am catching up on my recordings of So You Think You Can Dance.  I had repeated servings of double dutch chocolate ice cream in the past 72 hours.  Yesterday’s intake consisted of a bagel, egg and cheese sandwich, 32 oz. of coffee, a handful of ginger snaps and pancakes at 4:00 am with no fruits or vegetables in sight.  Hey, it was good going in.

Then when I finally pulled myself together to be somewhat productive and start getting caught up on e-mails, writing edits and tweets – the power went out.  And so I will end the day with the joy of dancing babies.  And making plans for Saturday.

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7 Responses to Freestyle Friday: When All Else Fails, Watch Dancing Babies

  1. I’m all over this one. Happens on a daily basis, actually. About halfway through my day that is nothing at all as I had envisioned, I usually just walk away from my computer, grab my gym back and go work out. My day may have gone sideways, but at least I’m feeling refreshed to try to pull together the second part of the day!

    • Diana, I love that you break away and do something different. That does give the mind a break. I need to put that into practice more then my “just get it all done” mode that causes more stress.

  2. I can relate. I frequently wake up ready to take on the world, The world laughs. Love the dancing babies! I’m a bit behind, so that was a great way to start my Saturday. Thanks!

  3. Lesann says:

    I have those days where everything gets derailed, more often than they used to occur. Now I take it as an excuse to do something for myself. I know its a rationalization, but hey as long as I can fool myself everyone else should just go with it… Right? Right.

    Here’s how it works: oh, the power went out that must mean I should drive into town and eat lunch and go shopping (handbags!) because their power is still on.

  4. I love it Lesann! Self-focused time is probably something we don’t plan for as much as we should, so when things spin, why not take it. I almost did head to a restaurant for a take-out meal and blast of air conditioning. I was able to catch up on some reading during the weather-imposed time out.

  5. Laura Best says:

    OMG love the dancing babies….This made my evening…

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