I LOVE the tv show Friends. I watch it every single night before falling asleep. I’ve watched the entire series so many times that it would be impossible to know the exact count. And today, while thinking about this post I realized that one little moment in Season 1 captured my feelings to a tee. You see…In the simple words of Ms. Phoebe Buffay, I feel floopy.
Call it what you like…in a funk……uncertain….scattered…..or floopy.
It all means the same thing.
My focus was gone. I could blame it on the cold. I used to be the girl that hated Summer. Give me a crisp or even white New England Fall and I was happy. But the longer I live in Texas the more I hate the cold. Thing is…I hate the Summer heat here too. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just a PITA. I just know that being cold makes me want to hibernate.
I haven’t been…
Practicing Yoga or Meditation
or any other productive thing.
I have been….
Binge watching The Walking Dead (Twice. First with my son and then with Steve. For those of you counting, that’s roughly 122 hours of The Walking Dead. Or 5 full days. Should I be embarrassed? Maybe. But I’m not. 😉
Crocheting (While watching The Walking Dead)
Christmas Shopping. (All Done!!)
Staring out the window
Watching Vivi sleep
Hibernating in my bed with a heating pad and coffee.
Today I took a long hard look in mirror and said….Nikki, it’s time to un-floopy yourself.
So I meditated. Read a bit. Watched 2 episodes of The Gilmore Girls (one can not rush the un-flooping) and wrote this post.
In the past feeling this way would have left me riddled with guilt for wasting time. But now I look at it as a way to learn, grow and find my way again.
We ALL need to allow some floopy time in our lives. Those moments of confusion or lack of direction, even uncertainty about what we’re doing or where we’re going. There is nothing wrong with pulling back into ourselves and re-grouping.
Feeling floopy can be a gift. Take that time to breathe, relax and then jump back into life.
What do you do to un-floopify?