Just to be clear, I’m not complaining about the heat. We don’t get enough good weather here as it is. I don’t want to complain and risk a weather deity’s vengeance.
So, this is not a complaint.
It’s an observation.
I’m just observing that it has been especially warm and humid (for this part of Newfoundland) this past week or so and I am not acclimatized to it at all.
In fact, it often leaves me feeling a migraine is hunting me and it could catch me at any minute.
And that’s just about as fun as it sounds.
So instead of trying out new exercises or adding a bit more time to my usual routine, I’ve just been sweaticating.
According to the lexicon of my 9 year old self (and that self’s friend Rochelle) sweaticating is when you are so warm that everything you wear sticks to you and you mostly feel like lying around eating popsicles.
Popsicle lounging what I *feel* like doing but since I’m an adult (or a reasonable hand-drawn facsimile, at least) I know that lying around eating popsicles will eventually leave me feeling much worse.
So, while I have eaten my fair share of popsicles and I have done a nice bit of lying around recently, I have also been following my bare minimum self-care plan.
What does that look like?
Taking Khalee for walks after supper instead of in the late afternoon.
Doing some writing on my patio under the shade of a tree.
Yoga, stretches, slow-motion TKD patterns, and other low-key exercises outside once it gets dark.
I’m not following my ideal plan but I am doing what I can and taking good care of myself while (mostly) avoiding that predatory migraine.
How about you?
How are you taking good care of yourself these days?
PS – If things haven’t been going so well on that front, why not give it a whirl today.?
Start small, rest a little…maybe have a popsicle.