Last Wednesday it took me a long time to get my ‘head straight’ enough to visit patients at the infusion center. I tried everything…meditation, morning sun salutations, reasoning with my inner-self and listening to upbeat music in my car while driving to the hospital. When I got off the elevator and opened the door to infusion… I achieved my goal. It was “show time!”
Later that evening I contemplated about my stressed out morning and came to the conclusion that I simply need a ‘time out’ from the world. So from now on I will try my best to devote my weekends or at least one full day to myself. I say “try” because I have to also be flexible… sometimes ‘life happens’ and I must go-with-the-flow… but I must also be aware of my own needs. Feeling stressed and grumpy is my body telling me it needs a break.
I will make sure to keep the television turned off…no news…no peeking at online news …no activism. I will read only books or online essays that inspire and feed my inner being; I will meditate; listen to music; practice yoga; create art, and rest.
Today I spend the day with me, my critters and the birds outside my patio…
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