Packing my food is so important
Thursday, January 10, 2019
I really got knocked down by this cold/flu but am gradually resurfacing. Unfortunately for me, I forgot my food bag when I left for work today. Ended up eating a "Caesar Chicken Wrap" from the catering truck for lunch. It was not a happy experience. It ended up being a "Caesar _____ Wrap" when I removed all the chicken and ate the wrap with lettuce, tomato, and grated parmesan cheese.
The cold meds help but make me feel a little wavy and floaty. Looking forward to getting over this. I can see that I used to function poorly a lot, as I was hit by one cold after another until I improved my diet and got treatment for sleep apnea. With chronic colds and sinus problems, as with the sleep apnea, you get used to feeling poorly and it becomes the norm. Now, after going illness-free for a while, I can see the difference.
Looking forward to working towards goals. A major one today is controlling or redirecting my thoughts. I tend to get stuck noodling over issues over and over. It does me absolutely no good. It's occurred lately when I made minor work mistakes. On cold medication. I find myself obsessing over some frippery, and now I see myself doing that. Then I see what it is doing to me. So, over and over I say STOP to my inner critic. Then I put my arms around my own shoulders and say to myself, "I forgive you. You are a good person." This may sound silly, but it's amazingly effective. Then I remind myself of an email I received this morning after sorting out an online mess that the work help desk directed to me. The help desk person emailed back:
"Thanks so much, again. You are a gem!!!"