1. What one thing did you do better today?
I came across @werenotrallystrangers profile and her cards game with provoking questions on vulnerability such as “What are you still trying to prove to yourself?”, “What was the lesson in your most recent painful experience?”, “Are you lying to yourself about anything?”, “What is the best lesson an ex has ever taught you?”, “What do you need right now more than anything?” … and then it was the question “What about yourself is hard to admit?” that made me really stop and think. What crossed my mind is the fact that I still sometimes lack motivation or will to take best care of myself. It goes so for the mental health – taking time for meditation and saying “no” are my weak points these days – as for the physical health – stretching, yoga, drinking at least 2L of water per day, avoiding diary products as I know they do no good to me, cutting all artificial sugar as it makes me feel dizzy and skipping coffee as it makes my heart beat so fast I sometimes think I am close to a panic attack, etc. So today instead of doing something better in a way I would usually find more significant, I focused on the little things. I swapped coffee with milk or even sugar for plain green tea and returned to my goal to never drink coffee on an empty stomach. My mom once said to me if she is to teach me only one more thing it will be to never drink coffee on an empty stomach. Whenever I remembered throughout the day, I stood or sat straight instead of slouching which is something that often happens to me after hours of sitting by a computer. Instead of having a drink to offer my friend who is coming over tonight, I bought a melon and some kiwis and lemons for lemonade. So here’s to small better acts that make you feel better.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Me and my body.
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
What about myself is hard to admit? That not taking best care of yourself shows a lack of self-respect and self-love. And no need to analyse why this is so, this time I will cut all thinking and focus on active changing for the better.