I digress, I literally had to walk away from it all to not only reorganize my home and my office; but, also my BRAIN. Why? Because I’m literally brain-fried. I’m not sure if it’s from Lupus (“Hello Su, is there anyone in there?) or if it’s from too much technology? Between YouTube, FB, Instagram, Twitter, and my email… I have totally lost focus on the importance of staying focused on my main goal. My brain is fluttering around like a trapped butterfly. I’m even hitting a few walls. What’s this doing to me physically? Adding more stress. Which is terrible for Lupus! Stress equals inflammation.
What’s it doing for my work-life? Well, my peeps (proper, it’s Easter-time afterall, lol) know that when I’m feeling up to it, I write, or study. I’m supposed to be writing so many words a day on my book. Which I haven’t done. And as for my blog? Well, I haven’t written since March 12th, so you do the math. EEK! Seriously, my ADHD is in overdrive, even where housework is concerned! I go to one room and start working on something, and BAM, I see something that needs to go into another room. So I head toward the other room, and BAM, I notice there are some dirty dishes by the sink… So I decide to quickly wash those first! I literally end my day by collapsing into my lazy-boy feeling like I haven’t accomplished A.SINGLE.THING. Let’s just call it what it is, I’m frazzled. Ok?
Is it just me? Or are any of you feeling this way too? Maybe it’s a change of season sort of thing. Any who… I’m going back to the basics, and whenever I go back to the basics, I pick up my handy-dandy book from Darren Harding: The Compound Effect. I’m sure you’ve all read it, but if you haven’t, I would highly advise it. Sometimes I need to remember that it’s the simple things we do daily that creates a compound effect resulting in a big outcome. (I also go to the Bible, but that is a GIVEN). 😉
So, I also grabbed my planner (because I enjoy having a planner… and yes, I use my phone too). I consider my planner not only a place to locate important info, or to schedule bookings… but also a piece of art. I draw, I doodle, etc. it helps me meditate. Anyway, I actually booked some ongoing appointments with myself. Of course this all can be a white-out if I become too ill, but I’ve learned to ride the Lupus roller coaster, because if you fight it, you end up being thrown off at the top of the hill. So, I hereby announce (when my body cooperates) that I will be having scheduled appointments with myself. Between this time and that time, I’ll be writing. Between this time and that time, I’ll be marketing. Between this time and that time I’ll be Coaching. You get the point.
Again, basic. But how many of us are scheduling appointments with ourselves and when our little alerts go off on our phones were so busy with social media, that we ignore the alert? How many of us stick to the actual schedule that we set for ourselves? Am I the only one who rebels against my own best laid-out plans? I know things happen that are out of our control, but when it is in our control shouldn’t we be focusing in on our goal?
So that’s where I’m at. I have a set time for social media day and night, and I’m not touching it unless a client is emailing or messaging me. I have set days to work on specific goals. I’ll adjust as I go… but gosh darn it. I’m going to stick to it the best I can.
Now, as far as my health? (skip this next section if uninterested, lol)
- I’ve been getting quite a bit of inflammation lately, and I’m thinking it’s from stress. So once I get that under control, hopefully it will help with my pain level and swelling.
- I had to increase one of my pills due to my chronic migraines. I’ll be heading to UofM again next month, so we’ll see what happens.
- I did my monthly bloodwork today… so I’m all set with that for another month. Go me! Lol
- I need to have two ultrasounds on April 1st (and that’s not an April Fools joke; I promise). I will be having those done at noon-thirty, lol.
- And, I’m FINALLY getting my pain shots in my lower back, hips, pelvic area! Thank you, sweet Lord! (I had to use a cane the other day because my hips are so bad right now, which is not the kind of fashion statement I like to make). They had a cancellation, so they’re able to get me in sooner; as in tomorrow! Woot Woot!
I hope you all have a beautiful evening (or morning wherever you are) 😉 I’ll be praying for each and every one of you. I pray the Lord to splashes you with health, healing, and light. From the tip of your head to the bottom of your piggies!
PS. This photo is not my office. I found this photo on bing images and loved it so much that I saved it! I’m redoing my office, and want to add color, So onto my vision board, this goes! 😀