I’m horrible for this.
I always take care of myself last. There’s no way I’d give the girls just a bowl of noodles and sauce for lunch, for example. I’d slice up some fruit or veggies to go with it. I’d do the same for Jordan too. But for me? I’d eat that bowl of noodles and not bother to make it a rounded meal.
Or when someone in my family is sick, I insist they take it easy, drink a lot of fluids, up their vitamin c, drink tea while snuggling on the couch with a movie, a dab of eucalyptus oil on their collar. But do I do the same? Rarely. Same goes for our vitamins and supplements. I never forget to give the girls their vitamins in the morning but can hardly ever remember to take my own.
I’ve decided that it’s time I started taking better care of myself and then, in turn, be able to keep giving and caring for my family. It may seem minor but I think all the small things add up. I want to try to do something I enjoy every day, I want to be sleeping before 10 every night, take all my supplements and my medication, I want to slice veggies for myself, darn it! I am also going to give pilates a try. So those, among a few other things, are what I plan to work on in these next few weeks.
I’ve been feeling like junk for over a month now. I called about two weeks ago to get into my naturopath and I got the soonest appointment available, January 9th. I e-mailed her a few days later to give her an update on my thyroid condition and after hearing about it, she said she wanted to see me ASAP. I go in tomorrow. I’m hoping that together we can find solutions to help me feel my best again. Because it has been oh so long.