Living Well: Self-care – practicing what I preach

Today’s been a lousy day to quote my mother as she used to say. I slept the entire day. I’ve had a migraine pretty much non stop since early December. The insomnia has been bad and I guess I needed to sleep to catch up.

I had several articles saved in draft for the week but the migraines have really worn me down. So, I apologize for the low effort content. I will get these articles finished over the weekend and share them with you as soon as I can.

To learn more about chronic medical conditions and what it’s like to live with migraines and insomnia, check out my Living Well series. There are lots of in depth articles on what it’s like to live with chronic pain.

I’m on new medication for the insomnia which is stress related and also hormones – and it just makes me want to sleep all day. But not at time night when I need it most. I don’t like taking medications if I don’t have to, but the insomnia — it starts to make you feel a little crazy and hyper-vigilante after a while. Yes, that’s a word. I wrote about it recently.

Today’s also a “day off” from creating art and dealing with phone calls. Sometimes you just need to unwind. The stress of everything going on behind the scenes is starting to get to me.

So, I’m taking my own advice that I preach to you about self-care and taking the night off from pretty much everything. Time to put my feet up, play some Minecraft and watch some dumb rom-coms I think.

I will leave you some of my top articles of the past year for you to enjoy.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I collapsed from exhaustion yesterday, and have spent the better part of the last 36 hours sleeping. I warned the important people in my life that I was teetering on the brink, and of my need for rest. Unfortunately, the situation can’t be changed, and thankfully the end is in sight. But that does not make it any easier. Isolation has cut off my ability to get needed support to care for my convalescing family member, and I have had no choice but to bear the responsibilities.

    Take care of yourself.

  2. Wendy says:

    I’m so sorry that happened to you! It’s so easy to forget how important self-care is when your full time job is looking after everyone else. I really hope things get better for you and sending a virtual hug!

  3. Thank you for your kind words, Wendy. The situation will resolve soon enough, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I gain peace knowing I am doing the things that need doing and I am right were I belong. I hope you are feeling better today too.

  4. Wendy says:

    Same to you! I really hope you get the rest you need as well and have a support group around you.

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