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Recognizing and fighting the blahs

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The past 3 weeks, the kids and hubby have been sick! We were at the doctor’s office twice the first week and once a week the past two weeks. After each trip, we’ve also been to the pharmacy. Everyone is getting better however it is exhausting when family is sick. My sleeping, waking and exercise schedule is all off! Between the illnesses, soccer season and the changes in the darkness (dark later in the morning and earlier at night), I’ve really been thrown off. This is not really a rant, just an acknowledgement that when there are changes around us, they may affect us. It is not a long term issue. We are fortunately all very healthy and have just hit a sick patch. I’ve been so off schedule and recognize that a day spent at the doctor’s office, then pharmacy, takes a big chunk out of the day!
I am grateful I have some support in place including a weekly walk with a friend on Wednesdays. I really needed it and appreciated it yesterday.
I recognized yesterday that I am really tired, that these changes are affecting me and I admitted it to two friends. I have been up at night and the middle of the night tending to my loved ones, then I sometimes sleeping in to recuperate. It’s easy too as it is still dark out! I am a morning walker so I am having some difficulty getting my walks in recently and have missed a few, which bothers me. I haven’t been as active here on Sparkpeople either. I will bounce back. =) Luckily I have been the caregiver and have avoided getting sick myself so far! A little praise! =)
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    Hope everyone is much better by now and you are feeling a bit more like the routine is regular again.
    2317 days ago
    It's really helpful to recognize that life is going to be bumpy sometimes and that it isn't going to be permanent. I'm glad you didn't succumb to what everyone else has had. It's even worse when Mom is sick!
    2317 days ago
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