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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!!!"
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    Noodling...........yes, I can get into that too!
    It's never occurred to me to buy something with meat in, and take the meat out - guess you were in a crisis food situation. But it's a good solution!
    280 days ago
    That's excellent! We definitely do need to learn to forgive ourselves! And you did, and moving on and quelling that inner critic! Vamoos!

    Glad you shared this. HUGS
    280 days ago
    Those are good things to think about.
    281 days ago
    I don't think it sounds silly at all, it is inspiring! We all need ways to get ourselves out of the mind spiral we get into sometimes. That email from the help desk is worth saving...maybe read that to yourself each day at work, when you start the day and after lunch, to remind yourself that people appreciate you!
    I can also relate to getting used to just feeling bad. I have a history of migraines so frequently that it is almost surprising when I wake up and feel good and realize, head doesn't hurt, and this is what normal feels like! (That is another reason why I'm trying has been shown to help migraine sufferers, just like it helps those with seizures heal their brain.) I'm glad your diet and better sleep is improving your health. It's nice when things start working for us! And sorry about your lunch. I guess it's hard to keep things in your desk for lunch emergencies (maybe nuts or nut butters?). Hope your cold is entirely gone soon!
    281 days ago
    That online person got it right, "you are a gem!" I totally understand the colds medication, terrible stuff for making one feel off kilter. I would much rather enjoy a hot toddy with butter and rum or whiskey and settle into a good sleep.
    281 days ago
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