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Being relaxed is so much better!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I remember how I was when I was working. I was type A and the ultimate professional person. I valued myself by the number of hours that I worked, volunteer hours that I gave and what I could do to improve things for kids. Sometimes my family moved into second position as the job consumed first.

Then I fell down a flight of steps and ruined both ankles. I had surgery and then began recovery. I needed everyone's help. I had to learn how to walk again. I decided to retire earlier that I expected and used sick leave to heal.

I spend almost 3 years recovering to normal exercise and life. In that time I cared for my parents, cleaned out and sold their home, and took care of an ill husband. I soon learned to go with the flow and let go I my ego.

I am happy to state that I am more relaxed and at peace. Far less Type A in me now!!
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  • KERRYG155
    Sorry it took the broken ankles to help you change your lifestyle but I'm really glad you are enjoying life so much more.
    1786 days ago
    Stress and being busy are things we, as a culture, brag about. How stupid is that? I am aware that I take some perverse pride in being busy, but it really doesn't serve me well.

    Gotta go! emoticon
    1786 days ago
  • KIMBERLY19732
    1787 days ago
    Good for you . A great thing to learn. Two years ago the stress at my teaching job hit at all time high. Unfortunately, it did not get any better last year and this year promises to be even worse. I managed to get through last year practically stress free. Why? Because my wise husband said to only worry about those things you can control. Since our admin is taking most of our control away from us, I had very little to worry about. Just did what I was told. Don't think these decisions are right for the kids, but no one is asking me! emoticon Meditation anyone?
    1787 days ago
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