Taking care of self

Seems simple enough but as an entrepreneur it’s easy to get so caught up in our careers that we may overlook some integral things that could have severe negative consequences on both our health, our mental capacity. 

How’s that, you ask??

Well I’ve been so preoccupied with setting up systems in my business, and connecting with friends, clients and family that I neglected to renew my prescriptions. Sorry mething that initially SEEMS like it shouldn’t be a big deal but for me, it’s serious.

  • A bit of background, I’ve a history of  Chronic Depression that requires me to take antidepressants for the rest of my life. I also take another medication to ensure I get QUALITY sleep every night! Well, I was out of both and when I called to renew them on Saturday….I had no more refills. Again, shouldn’t be an overly big deal, however  the problem is, I got practically no sleep last night, making me a bit cranky.

The routine was the same this morning, kids up, breakfast, get dressed, I had a shower and brought them to the bus stop.

Today was also different because my husband and I remortgaged our home and had to meet with our lawyer to get all of the papers signed, then set up some banking. 

My daughter had a speech therapy appointment at 2:30 and my son will be home at 4!

This is a typical day in the life of ME! 

Factor in the lack of internet access on my phone and my inability to get anything done while I’m out, save for the blog post I’m writing now. It’s now 1:10pm and I’m stuck waiting to be seen by a doctor to get my ‘scripts renewed.

The old me would be cursing at people, muttering under my breath and being unnecessarily bitchy.

Yes, I’m exhausted, I get like that on a smooth day! (Lol) but getting myself all tied up in knots will change nothing.

So I sit still, wait for the doc to call me in, I breathe and I reflect on my blessings! It’s a gentler way to respond, it calms and renews me for the the second half of my day, yep, there are still seven and a half hours to go until I can actually go to bed and actually sleep.

There was a time in my life that I could burn the candle at both ends and function on 2 hours sleep and still go to work and get things done.

Those days are gone now.

I’ve learned to respect my body and my mind enough to know better than to try to do more than I can. 

Meditation time!


 

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