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New mindset

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Today I finally decided that I am not going to let my job keep affecting my physical and emotional health. I gained weight and have been getting sick and not getting much sleep due to all of the stress. But, I have made a decision that has lightened my soul after over a year of torment.

I am on the road back.

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BILLALEX70 1/31/2011 5:32AM

    Glad to see you back and taking charge of your life. We all have things that detour us from tme to time, but having the guts to recommit shows you've already made the choice to put you first.

Carve out some time in your 24-hours for YOU!

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ROSEMARDORF 1/31/2011 1:03AM

  Good for you!! I like your new mindset!! Hugs!!

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MSWENDI42 1/30/2011 8:36PM

    Thank you for your comments and support. It is hard sometimes to put myself first since I have so many responsibilities but if I don't my PhD classes will continue to suffer and so will my health I can't give all I have to everything and everyone else.


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OUBACHE 1/30/2011 7:06PM

    I'm sorry to hear work is really getting to you. Unfortunately, I understand all too well how that can happen. Please remember to put yourself first and not let your job be so all-consuming. Take some time for fun, too. I wish I had more words of wisdom to share and some that would make a difference. It sounds like you are figuring out what you need to do. Take care.

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TEACHERCHICK82 1/30/2011 3:47PM

    As a teacher, it is so hard not to let everything affect your life. My second year of teaching I got a new principal and she demanded alot of me as a second year teacher and expecting me to mentor the rest of the building. I ended up with alot of stomach problems. I finally got it figured out and am on daily meds. I lost alot of weight, not in a good way, and then gained it back and more from stress eating. As of last Monday, I started over and am not letting work affect me either.
Good luck! You can do it! emoticon

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