I have written before about how to not let acute insomnia ruin the rest of your day, but this morning I was thinking about it again because, surprise surprise, I was awake before 4am because the cat decided that was the perfect time to noisingly throw up, lol.
I've actually been sleeping really well lately with the cooler weather, but I guess I overdid it a bit with the caffeine yesterday, haha, and couldn't go back to sleep. I spent about an hour lazingly browsing Reddit, unsubscribing to a bunch of subreddits that really only give me anxiety lately with the constant flow of anti-maskers and Trump posts. So that was a win right there! Then I took my own advise and went downstairs to keep working on fixing up some sweaters for the winter.
So what I was thinking about was how worth it is trudging on doing things that will benefit you in the future, even when you feel like just giving in to the bad mood. Work out, clean, journal, work on a hobby, do laundry. Unsubscribe from people on social media that make you feel bad about yourself.
Whether it improves your mood or living space, it's all a win! The future you -- you tomorrow or you five minutes from now -- will have it better because you did these things instead of downing a tub of Ben & Jerry's while feeling sorry for yourself. (Not that I have ever done that.)
And, even if you have to have that ice cream, why not eat it while watching a tutorial on YouTube?
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