Well, It’s official. I am on my summer break! It’s also Friday and I need to get myself motivated to go out into this nasty morning weather so I can cross some things off my “to do” list.
I spent yesterday being a complete slug. The weather was horrible and so was my mood. I’m not sure why I wasn’t skipping around and celebrating my new freedom from work. Instead I sulked and stayed in my pajamas until the afternoon. Even with the ho hums, I managed to get some essential things complete in preparation for my upcoming road trip. It was just really difficult to will myself out of the house. Today is a different story. I have places to go and people to see. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed as I begin my day and I could easily sit in my pj’s and melt into the recliner. The gloomy weather is certainly not enticing me to move from my comfy spot. I know that in this moment my day of errands seems tedious. When I get it done I will be thankful for doing it and grateful to be a few steps closer to getting on the road.
In addition to a little self talk to motivate my mind, I am finding it necessary to motivate my body by fueling it with a super food green smoothie. My sluggish brain needs a boost and this naturally sweet, creamy drink has energy producing hemp seeds to set me in the right direction for the day.
Here is what I call my Wake Up Smoothie:
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
2 Tablespoons hemp seeds
1 cup chopped kale
6 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Blend together in bullet or blender until smooth and creamy. Drink and wake up!
Cheers to Friday! Double cheers to summer!! I am waking up and it’s time to get going!