Taking Care of Myself

by Carol

Guest post by Carol

Today I Appreciate….

  • Lately, since returning from vacation, I have not been “functioning” on all burners. What does that mean? I have been forgetting things – recently stood up a friend for lunch, for example.  I never do that. And I was looking forward to it.  I have been double-booking myself for appointments on my free time.

This weekend, my step-daughter and her son are visiting. We have actually gone over a year without seeing one another – the longest time ever. I was feeling overwhelmed and not up to “being there” emotionally for the visit.

Yesterday, I was supposed to work a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the evening, and I was going to do last-minute tidying up in between.  Some how, I vibrated a power outage in the morning and was not able to work those morning hours. Instead, I went back to bed and got some more sleep. What a difference when I woke up! I felt energized and optimistic, and everything that was overwhelming suddenly seemed so “do-able.”  That led me to realize that I was putting too much pressure on myself and was not taking care of myself.  How good it is to put myself first, and then everything else falls into place – what seemed like a responsibility is now a pleasure.

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1 Sydney April 11, 2010 at 7:57 am

Carol I so appreciate you and your post – perfect
This is one I need to print and plaster all over my house, my car, my office!
Thank you for reminding us all!

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