Everything Will Work Out and I Cannot Stress Out

This is a very busy time in my life. No matter how much I try to simplify things, they always get out of control. Recovering from a Stem Cell Transplant is apparently not enough for me!

My body is not back to normal. I’m still on steroids, and will continue to be for some time. This means that I will continue to have impulse control with food, especially with comfort food. My drive to exercise enough to work off the calories leads me to a week of working out over an hour a day; running six miles, Pilates, and yoga. However, I only made it through half the week. For the last half of the week I thought I was sick because I was so tired I could hardly do anything. It’s still easy to overdo it.

I am going to try to focus on the health I have and limit my workouts to 3 or 4 times a week and no more than 45 min. I do not need to push myself so hard when I’m still in recovery! I need to drill that into my head.

The other stressful thing is moving to Arizona. It is getting very close, but I am really trying not to stress about it. My plan for that is to print out calendars on paper so that I can write on them and see them, and track my progress. There is not really that much to do, but everything can get overwhelming.

On top of everything else, I have finally started writing my book. I have help in the organization, as I have an editor now, thank gosh! That is really helpful. But I need to limit that to only an hour or so a day, as I (again) get easily overwhelmed.

So here I go again, trying to reign in my natural desire to do too many things all at once. Everything will work out and I cannot stress out. There’s this weeks mantra!

 

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