Meditation: Balance, Sleep Stretch
Length: 10 minutes
Where: Bedroom, Michigan
How It Felt: Wonderful
Last night I meditated after the party, before bed. My body felt pretty cranky! I was sore from the days of party prep. I was tight all over from skipping yoga for close to a week. I was definitely feeling the drinks I’d had all night, even though it was certainly not a crazy amount. I barely drink anymore! Neither my body or brain have much tolerance.
I remembered a Sleep Stretch meditation I had noticed on the Balance app and decided to finally just try it. You’re supposed to lie in bed to do it, but I knew I had more stretching to do after, so I just lay down on the carpet and did it there. It was nice! I was so tired (our party lasted over twelve hours!) and it felt so good to just close my eyes and move my body a bit.
It was so good to celebrate with family and friends. So many surprises, so much of my family made the long drive to be there, so many things I thought no one would notice much were a huge hit (especially the Thanksgiving dinner we had delivered!) Our oldest had a huge group of friends over and she got to just be a total teenager, blasting music in the basement and playing (absolutely non-alcoholic) drink pong on our ping pong table.
The party went so long that we had two entire meals served on top of a huge snack buffet, cake, cupcakes, and cookies, and a house full of every type of candy, and we still had a late night Taco Bell delivery because we (and the teens) were all hungry again!
Can’t play Pounce on an empty stomach!
Going home to LA tomorrow evening- sad to leave Steve but happy to get a few days of quiet time to let my brain defrag after all this socializing. Introvert day, here I come!
It’s raining in Michigan now. So grateful it missed our party! It’s soothing now- perfect mood for moving slowly, eating carbs for days, and cuddling up on the couch watching MasterChef Jr. together. Perfect timing indeed.