Getting reactivated after serious losses is equivalent to learning to live again. Yet, down days, rainy Mondays, are bound to happen. How do we get going when we just can’t find our start button?
I haven’t written a post for a week due to fatigue, anxiety, and sadness due to the loss of my father recently. Stomach aches, low blood pressure, and low-grade fevers have me feeling weak and tired. Over a week ago my son had a bad accident and has a compression fracture of the no. 2 Lumbar spine. A Lot of tears of concern for him. He is handling it better than I.
Today I went to see Nick whom helps me develop my life management skills, creative attitude along with my attention deficit. Life management skills are essential for anyone with attention deficit, chronic illness, or depression. I have been going to him for years. He helps a lot.
Expressing my depressed state over such things, when I mentioned my blog to him he was excited about that and wondered why I did not mention that before during my visit today. Although I have mentioned it on other visits, I haven’t expounded on it because I was still so new to it, and am still new. It is being down that has prohibited me from writing this last week. I felt, whom am I to think I have anything valuable to express under the circumstances. I have an acquaintance whom said “Give it up! Whom do you think you are to write?” Do we just roll over and give in when someone is discouraging? This sadly effected me. What motivates someone to be discouraging to another? It is not love that promotes negativity. I feel I have many unique and unusual experiences that have shaped my views balanced with sound principles. It is my goal to help others to be resilient despite difficulties and loss. We must always strive to be mentally fit to endure our present situations, while recognizing our limitations.
This particular article I present doesn’t really offer up anything helpful for anyone today, except a word of Thanks to all of you whom read and express appreciation for my better days and the articles I write and post. Keep coming back, and I will keep writing.
Where is that recharge button? Where is the start button I need to fulfill my responsibilities? One word of advice Nick gave me years ago is to just put four things on your to do list. How is your TO DO List? I fill up a page or two sometimes. It can be hard to face. At the beginning of the day it can make you feel defeated before you start, at the end of the day it can cause you to feel like a failure. A limited list helps one to address priorities, thus leading one to feel they have achieved something. A successful business person enjoys seeing their certificates of success and achievements around. Our certificates of achievements can be our crossed off short lists. My mother would purchase the smallest of memo pads and she would put her list on that and that little book would be the root of her focus each day. Flipping back thru the memo pad would make the doer of that feel mighty esteemed.
The Slob Sisters program breaks the list down into CaLL, Do, Send and Go, if I remember correctly. I really like those two helping young homemakers get it together. Over the years I have called, emailed etc. and they have always taken the time to help. A young mother with no family around you can imagine how I felt with their help. Their book “Get it together” was a real hit about 20 years ago and I am due to read it again.
My friend Olivia picked me up and took me on errands and to my appointment with Nick. I always enjoy my time with Olivia, she is never judgemental, just truly pleasant. Are there any pleasant people out there? It is a great quality to work toward. She really built me up to face another day. Tomorrow, if my body allows and Jehovah is willing I will only worry about the responsibilities for the day. Now is the time to write my four items on my TO DO list, then I can pray about it, Tomorrow is another day, another day for what?
Dedicated to a friend, Jamie whom is struggling with anxiety and depression. May she have a better day and address the issues one at a time on short lists, so she can experience the joy of achievement once again. All with Jehovah’s blessing and help.