When you find yourself struggling health-wise, you have to remind yourself that it is not selfish to take a couple of days off. I canceled any plans I had this past weekend and did nothing.
I created a “Stress-Free Bubble” and I went nowhere.
It was lovely.
I had to do it, because health comes first. Even though I had 2 sets of plans. Multiple people were possibly disappointed, but it had to be done. They actually seemed very understanding. 🙂
I am trying to learn how to calm down my irregular heartbeat, and de-stressing is something I have to re-learn right now, because of all of the hard challenges I face. We all have to deal with life’s difficulties. As I get older, the difficulties are stacking up, and the pain isn’t going away.
Here’s the strategy I came up with:
I bought a notebook to write down all of my worries in. I kept the first page as a positive one, My Gratitude Page, so every time I open it I feel okay. Then I create a page per worry. I can physically see my worries written down, and then I can let my brain tackle and wrestle with any ideas I come up with. Then I close the notebook and stop worrying!
“Sometimes the most urgent & vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.”