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Thursday, July 7, 2011

What Are Your Rocks?

I apologize for my absence for about a week. It's been difficult one in my recovery, but some important lessons were learned that I will share here. I have always struggled with self care. I'd have to assume if you are reading my blog either you do too or know someone who has. I also tend to sabotage my success.

Last week I went to my doctor to discuss this and to talk about the ways in which I wasn't taking care of myself. She said, you have to get your rocks in order. What are the things that matter most to you? Find those and focus your energy on them. Much easier said then done.

I tend to be a talker not as much as the doer I want to be. I realize this is because I usually take on too much which makes it hard to do all I want. Don't get me wrong. I am very good at what I do. I'm an excellent teacher and the writing projects I'm working are coming along.

However, I've been going through a really hard time financially for the past few years which has been very draining and the stress of it takes away from energy spent on all the productive things I want to do.

I am also way too hard on myself. After all, I have lost 60lbs. Yes, I'd like to lose more, and I am and I will, but what I need to do is learn balance.  Another concept I've always struggled with. This morning I'm going to  my doctor to review some recent blood work I had to see where my levels are regarding B-12, Vitamin D and other essential levels. My thyroid is out of whack and we are working on that too. So, once we get all these things back on track my energy should be back and I'll be making more progress on all my goals.

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