Tuesday, July 16, 2013
As I was getting my morning glass of water, a thought suddenly popped into my mind: "what if you were excited to go to work each morning rather than just going through the motions? You spend most of your waking life at work--don't you deserve to enjoy that time?"
It is true. We spend more than a third of our year at work. If you subtract out the time used for sleeping and eating, over a third of our year is spent at work (assuming a two week vacation)!
While it is true that the economy is not good and we still need to make ends meet, maybe we should start looking at how to enjoy life at work. To lead a fulfilled life, maybe we need to change careers or jobs. Or, maybe we just need to change our thinking about our current job!
Make it a great day!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Living with active phase mono for over a year is not fun when you are older (not a teenager). I could not afford to take off months from work so my journey was long with many valleys and peaks. For many weeks I would work all week and sleep from Friday evening to Sunday--awake for 8 hours and asleep for 16 hours. My doctor was so perturbed that I had it for so long that she called the CDC. The advice was to take antidepressants to make me feel better about being tired. Well, I opted not to take the antidepressants because I wasn't depressed--I was sick! During the winter months, I caught every bug that went through the college where I work. As the weather started getting warmer in March, I thought to myself that it was time to start walking because I felt better. I walked one day and could barely get out of bed the next day. So, I waited one month and tried again. At the end of May, I decided to eat only organic, non-hormone, non-GMO with no high fructose corn syrup as I could. I am also only drinking water (with an occasional glass of wine). I visited farmer's markets to get fresh vegetables and bought no hormone added meat. Finally, I could walk multiple days in a row beginning in June. So far, I have been walking for six weeks, and I feel good!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Well, I am finally back after 1.5 years of being too ill to exercise. I am trying to get back into things. I have been walking for 5 weeks (this is half way through week 6).
It feels like a fog has lifted.
I am smiling more.
And, I am speaking up for myself and not just letting life pass me by.
9 month goal: be fit enough to ski
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Today I had the opportunity to pinpoint a stress trigger. When someone, like my boss, says "I need to talk to you at 10:50" and no topic is given, I feel extreme stress. My mind races, and I wonder about what exactly needs to be said that can't be said right now. Most times the conversation is not that crucial, but the anxiety of the wait is excruciating. If anyone has any ideas about to handle such situations, I would appreciate hearing them.
Doggy Update: The vet is still treating my dog for the infection in his eye. Hopefully, he can fix his eye surgically after he is absolutely certain that the infection is gone. However, he could still lose the eye, but we are in a wait and see mode.
Thanks to everyone's kind words. I truly appreciate them.
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