Monday, January 11, 2016

January of Me-Day 9



Starting Thoughts
I woke up around 3:00am to the news that David Bowie had died. I assumed it was just a hoax. I think we sometimes assume some celebrities will live forever or we don't really think about them dying any time soon. The fact this seemed so sudden was also a major blow as well. I enjoyed Bowie's music, I was not obsessed like many of my friends, but like many people I am not so much mourning as still trying to process it. Aside from this I woke up not wanting to go to work, so I took a MHD.

Progress
  • Mailed a package to a friend
  • Got a haircut
  • Cooked a good meal that I can use for the rest of the week.
Mindfulness/Other DBT Skills
  • I notice my two stones that I always carry with me were missing. One of them was a gift from Daniel and a very beautiful stone, one of a kind. I was really sad to find them missing, and because of my memory issues, it's unlikely I will find them. however, I practiced radical acceptance and did my best to let it go.
  • I'm still waiting to hear back for my second interview. I checked in to see if I could stop by the school since I took the day off today, but people were still out sick. I hate being impatient because I always start to to get back feelings. 
  • Couldn't find my DBT skills workbook so I used "Wise Mind ACCEPTS," by doing chores, pushing away, and taking a shower.
  • Yoga and ab workout.
Highlights
  • Went to Starbucks and hung out for a bit.
  • Stopped by Barnes and Noble and picked up, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, a book recommended to me to help with my fear of death.
  • Ate my avocado/bacon/halo mix and it was so delicious! I want to make it again.
  • Got a haircut. I was trying to grow it out, but needed a change.
  • Hung out with my roommate for a bit. It's nice being able to connect with someone in the house.
End Thoughts
Overall good day. Frustrated and saddened to be missing something important to me, but I'm trying to not place too much value on material possessions. I'm also anxious about doing the second interview; I don't know how much longer I can handle this job. I'm proud I was able to utilize so many skills on my own, though.

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