Saturday, September 23, 2017

Clearing Your Plate For Better Balance

With a slew of health ailments comes lots of responsibility.  I need to take responsibility for taking my medications, getting to my doctor appointments, getting to the gym to keep a minimal bit of fitness, as well as basic household stuff (laundry, groceries, garden, etc) as much as I am able. I also need to take care of my emotional self.

Therefore I need to clear my plate of crap and balance myself better. There are some things which should just be taken right off my plate. These include:

  • Anyone else's problem. Sorry. I don't have time for them. I'll talk to you about them. Commiserate with you about them. But I will not stress or worry for you. Sorry.
  • Anything that is beyond my control. Idiots in Washington, or any other politician anywhere in the world. The weather. Climate change. Hurricanes or blizzards. 
  • Anyone who is trying to make me feel bad. If you don't like how I look, what I am wearing, what I am knitting or reading, etc. Sorry. That's your problem. Not mine. As a result you will find you see me a lot less because I don't have time for your attitude.
All of the above has just be pushed off the edge waiting for the waiter with the crumb scraper to clean them up and throw them away.
As a result of doing this I may appear unsympathetic to some but I am trying to preserve any remnants of my sanity. 

If you find yourself overstressed, try clearing your plate of anything you can. You can't take on the burdens of your friends and family members. You can be concerned but you need to focus on yourself. Start getting rid of the things similar to what I took off my plate and see if you can achieve better balance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Caroline,
I understand your issues with the your stress you're going through. Everything just comes at you at once and it makes life complicated. Especially I like how you addressed your hectic schedule and making your appointments on time. Everyone's lives are different and people need to understand that. One thing I found very helpful for my friend was a NoMo Nausea band it can be used for about anything. Sleep, stress, nausea. It's perfect for those hectic days where you are busy yet you need to relax.
Thanks for the blog post!

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