It’s Monday and I know you’re busy. This FEEL-GOOD wellness tip will only take a minute 🙂
The only thing I know about Downton Abbey is, my 87-year-old mom binge watches it on DVD whenever she’s not taking a walk (now you know where I get it), a tap dancing class, or singing in the church choir.
So last week, when someone posted a spoiler of sorts on their Facebook page:
“I must say, I was a bit traumatized by Downton Abbey tonight. Thank goodness there was leftover birthday cake to soothe with.”
I just had to Google it.
What was so horrific about last week’s episode it led to a wellness accident involving leftover birthday cake?
She was right though. The clip I found was full of blood, gore, and expressions of shock and awe on the faces of the guests at the table. At the end of the re-cap the writer declared, “This show is exhausting!”
I had to agree. Just reading about it sent me to the kitchen looking for leftover birthday cake.
Have you noticed how much we LOVE drama these days?
From the programs we watch, to the ramped-up rants we enjoy over lunch with our BFF, life has more energy and POP! when we tell our stories like we’re starring in an episode of Downton Abbey.
But as the writer points out . . . it’s EXHAUSTING!
No wonder we arrive home at the end of a workday with no energy to take a walk, cook a healthy meal, or even get ourselves dressed for a good night’s sleep in a timely fashion. The blood and gore of a regular “day-in-the-life-of-me” does us in!
Writing an additional layer of drama into the daily ups and downs of life has real wellness drawbacks (Believe me I know! I’m working on this one too.):
Honestly, I’ve never seen anyone reach their wellness goals on a diet of drama and leftover birthday cake.
Perhaps it would be helpful this week to go on hiatus from the drama in our lives. We could do a test run and see how good it feels and how much more we get accomplished.
And since I hear Season Six is the finale for this epic drama, it just proves even the stars of Downton Abbey know when to say enough is enough!
My minute is up and you have places to go and wellness to seek. I’m in on the “drama free” diet this week. Are you?
Feel good. Be well. Meg
Look at the week ahead—-where are your potential Downton Abbey moments? Is there a way to rewrite, redirect, or just yell, “CUT!” when things in your life start to get a little heavy? Why not invite a friend along for the ride? We’re all going to need support for this one.