You know you’re tired when…

You know you’re tired when…

I am fully recovered now from my heart attack and I’m back in a modified routine and back at work. It feels so good to be up and about, talking to adults who aren’t doctors who want to take more of your blood. My first impression was yea! I am free again to live. My second impression was I am so tired after a regular day.

 

Yesterday I woke up exhausted. I sprayed hairspray under my arms instead of deodorant. On Saturday I fell asleep having my legs waxed. Then last night I couldn’t find the remote control and all I wanted to do was veg out and watch TV. In my frustration I went to the refrigerator to get some lemon pie and there was the remote - right next to the ketchup.

 

This was a huge realization that I needed to lower my stress levels and reduce my schedule. I would only do the things I truly loved. That was an exciting solution. I quit the local networking group I had joined for work and stayed in the women’s group. I decided I would be OK reducing my design clients from 6 to 5. I would take a bath every night, and buy more candles. I liked where this was going. I would meditate every day, even if it was for 10 minutes.

 

When you come face to face with your mortality you need to make these changes. It was empowering and I was worth it. No more walking zombie.

 

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I’m a writer, parent of 2 amazing kids, and been through all 12 steps in AA. I am also divorced. My main financial burden is affording my psychologist and my main pleasure is being able to fall asleep without sleeping pills, which doesn’t always happen. My past feels like a lifetime ago and my present feels like a present. I’m one of those people who literally wakes up in the morning grateful that I get to have another day and didn’t kill myself 12 years ago. Mostly my life is now a blessing. I have a lot of stories from those days when it didn’t feel life was a blessing and also about now, wh ...

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