Saturday, January 05, 2013
I've been depressed, anxious & at peace, but usually on separate days.
This quote is so true for me. It's been tough, but I have learned to be more at peace on a regular basis. I used to be the biggest Type A personality & perfectionist you have ever seen in your life. My blood pressure was always a little on the high side. I would be devastated if I made a mistake on anything & I rarely had any peace in my life. I was my own worst critic.
As I've gotten older (not that I'm that old -- I'll be 45 in April), I've given myself a break. I'm not so hard on myself anymore. I make a mistake, acknowledge it, learn my lesson from it & then move on. That also helps keep any depression at bay.
Jan. 4 was the one-year anniversary of my lumpectomy. One year cancer free!! WooHoo!!! After I finished all of my treatments, I decided that stress was probably one of the contributing factors because I would get stressed about anything & everything.
One of the hardest things for me to learn was to say that two little word "No!" I was constantly "overbooking myself." I have learned to rest more, spend a little more time on me -- for the good of my health -- & I have learned to chillax (as the kids say these days) & smell those sweet-smelling roses.
Today's challenge: Chillax (chill out & relax), practice saying "no" in the mirror & stop to smell the roses today (go do something fun). Life is so short, go enjoy yourself from time to time.
You all are amazing!! Thank you so much for keeping me motivated.
Blessings to you!!