When Life Feels Out of Control….
I posted on Monday about my love of reading other people’s daily routines, and how these posts from Paul are fueling the fire (although his are a lot more like written meditations, which are uniquely healing all on their own).
Originally, I planned on sharing a bit about my own routine, here, but to be honest… I have been terribly sick the last few days. I had a partial bowel obstruction the last 48 hours, and it meant little to not sleep, tons of pain, and a lot of suffering-it-out at home. Luckily, I think the worst is over (though I know fixing this current prolapse situation will definitely eventually help too), even though the timing was so crummy.
Despite having cardiologist appointments and all sorts of pre-op this week (for surgery that is supposedly next week), my routine next week is even more out of whack. For example, I have an important pain doctor appointment one day, my second dose of the vaccine the next (yay) and then surgery the very next day. Phew! What even is a routine any more?
I definitely get a little frazzled when my “routine” goes out the window, so I’ve been trying to focus on what I can control and not what I can’t. Our health, as most of us have come to know, is a rollercoaster sometimes (and if you can’t tell, I’m that lame person who doesn’t ride the rollercoaster and loves seeing the dance performances at the gazebo around the corner instead).
Question For You: When you feel out of control, what is a sentence, mantra or phrase you repeat to yourself to feel better?
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