Friday, August 27, 2010

Endorphins and a World of Possibilities

School shopping with Sadie was fine. She has managed to get herself grounded and so it was a struggle for her to remain upbeat. I was struggling to be upbeat as well since her lack of cooperation and boundary pushing has been getting a bit much lately. But we survived the day. However, we didn't finish in the allotted time -- we still have a couple more places she wants to go, so we'll have to get that taken care of this weekend.

I have been to the Y every day this week and am feeling pretty good. The endorphins are kicking in.

They are defined on one website as Opiate-like hormones that are manufactured in the body and contribute to natural feelings of well-being

Gotta love opiate like. ;-)

Anyway, I have so many things to do today and I like all of them. I'm just having trouble prioritizing. I see so many possibilities of how to spend my time. I am feeling, after the exercise this week, more energy for my jobs, my kids, my church -- I just need more hours in the day!


Jennifer said...

That is wonderful about the exercise. It is amazing how when you take the time to exercise that it energizes you. I have dropped 55 pounds since January and I so look forward to my hour of exercise to destress.It is so important that we take care of ourselves

Suzy said...

I am glad you are getting to the Y. I don't know how you manage all of the stress in your life, so glad you have a small window of opportunity to take care of yourself and expel the stress positively.