Yesterday was one of those days where I just lost my shit. I hadn't slept well. I had loads of subconscious shit milling about in my head and my kids basically hated me as a mother and frankly I felt completely lost.
All this despite getting up early, meditating, affirming, doing yoga and Barre before I even had breakfast. I thought I was in a good space in my head. But it only took a few minutes of spending yet another morning of asking my boys to do the same bloody thing I ask them every single day (get up, get changed, have breakfast, do teeth....all of which supposedly they'd forgotten despite their 10 and 12 years respectively). Then being informed on the car journey to school that my son was still holding a grudge against me since the weekend (for being irritating) Cue a vent off moment on facebook, receiving some amazing advice from other mum's and friends, which more importantly, made me realise that I wasn't the only one who felt this way.
Once I had trained my clients, I got myself into the gym and lost an hour just training solidly with my music plugged into my ears and my only thought being about the next set.
I can honestly say I left a part of me in the gym and I slept solidly for an hour afterwards, I was clearly shattered.
I'm not saying a workout is going to solve your problems but it certainly allows you to beast out your frustrations, gets you into a better mindset and at least allows you to feel a sense of accomplishment.
So rather than wolfing down a bag of chocolate or glugging back a bottle of wine....get into the gym, go for a walk, have a stretch. Whatever it is that gets you moving. These are the things that can make the difference between a completely unbearable day to one that has the potential to change your mindset and body in the process.
Just to add....
I often talk about mindset with my clients and it is always so much easier as a trainer to look from the outside in and be able to give some pretty solid advice. But I just wanted you to know that we are all in this world together dealing with some sort of shit.
Your empathy with someone having a crap time, or understanding that you're not alone but can vent away, is really important, in order for us all, to not feel lost or alone.