Why hello there…
Okay, that came out a little creepier than expected. Anyways, hi. It’s Saturday afternoon (evening, I guess?), and I thought I’d tell you about my day so far. You know those days that you plan ahead for, making sure each detail is just right down to the very core? Well, I’m pretty psychotic and therefore I plan each day like this. I mean, I leave room for fun~ or spontaneous activity~, but I like to make sure certain goals are accomplished!
Knowing I’m a planner you can probably assume I planned the perfect Saturday (ooh girl I did). Yet, my plans crumbled so quickly I couldn’t even TRY to rebuild them. You’re probably wondering what happened. Well, that time of the month happened.
I was laying in bed under layers of warm blankets, a chunk of amethyst under my pillow and my little nugget Coco tucked under right next to me. Out of nowhere I wake up in 5 AM in UNBEARABLE pain feeling hurt and confused. Then, my friends, I realized…..I realized it was that beautiful red time again. If you’ve watched my vlogging channel, DailyPolina, you’ve probably heard me talk about my awful cramps. If not, here’s a quick rundown. Basically, my mom, and her mom, and her mom’s mom (why didn’t I just say grandma?) have all had EXCRUCIATING cramps their entire lives. Guess who got that miraculous gift passed down to them? Yep, good ol’ Pbbunny.
Each and every month the day I get my period is almost a holiday in my planner. I say this because I end up in so much pain that I can’t do anything that day but lie in bed planning the next few days (aka editing them due to this “day off”). You’re probably thinking, “Girl, get you some Midol!”, and yes, I have Midol. In fact, I take six-eight that first day when Mother Nature strikes. (PS – it is safe I looked it up homegirl is not overdosing) Now you can see why today was canceled in my book. 7:15 AM spin class I had booked? Not today! Green smoothie run at 8:30? LOL, nope again! Brunch at 12? Pft…you thought.
All my plans went out the window and I was stuck in my bed. I hate not being busy. It makes me uncomfortable. It’s because I truly love “doing”. I love writing, I love filming, I love spinning, I love editing, I love learning new things! I feel as though I have so much passion, so much inspiration, and so much creativity to share that if I waste two hours watching The Bachelorette I have done something wrong. Well, at least I used to. Now I know the importance of having a day “off”. Having a day to relax your mind, watch your favorite show (or Youtube channel, wink wink) is healthy. Personally, on days like these I love to watch Ted Talks, eat Ben & Jerries (vegan, of course) and cuddle with my kitten, Coco. These days let me recharge my body, reinspire my soul, and reconnect with my true self.
So the next time your day doesn’t go as planned take it as a gift. Take it as a day where you can do things for yourself. Whether this be online shopping, reading your favorite book, journaling, meditating, or simply watching Youtube with your fellow animal, allow yourself to have time to catch up with you.
Because at the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got.
Cheers to Saturdays in bed.