Getting over it all

I spent the better part of the last two weeks feeling so stressed I almost didn’t care about anything at all.  There was just too much going on to even wrap my head completely around it.

So, I bit the bullet and wrapped my head around it.  I spent an entire day going through my office, wallet, bags, everything and figuring out exactly every little thing that I needed to do.  Some things as simple as paying a few bills to all the parts of planning a big event.  The list is well over 400 items.  It calmed me down.  Finally, all that stuff that I kept forgetting or that was clouding my head was written down and my head cleared up for the first time in ages.  I’m back to feeling like a human being again.

I managed to still lose a little during this time, which is great.  I didn’t turn to all the normal things that I would have a few months ago.  Now all I have to manage to do is over 400 things and continue to lose.

Part of what calmed me, other than figuring out what I actually need to do, is trying to do at least one nice thing to take care of myself every day.  I’ve seen enough Oprah to know that if I plan on continuing to take care of all my responsibilities and doing it well I need to take care of myself first.  It’s amazing how much better doing little things like getting my car washed or doing a face mask or taking a bubble bath can make you feel.

So the plan for this week:  continue to keep track of every little thing I need to do to keep me above water, keep hammering away at that same list, and do one nice thing for myself every day.  Let’s see how it goes!

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