1 month ago
You never really get over being in a car accident do you?
Or suffering from a concussion…
I haven’t. Don’t get me wrong, I have many more good days then I do bad, now.
But I feel like that accident was a reality check for me in some ways. A dear friend said it to me best “Pink, maybe this is a sign to slow down”.
You ever feel like you need to slow down sometimes?
I was always constantly busy doing something for someone and as a mom, it’s like our limbs (forget arms, I’m talking all parts of us here) are being pulled in so many directions! And what ends up happening? We put ourselves last. We put the things we want to do for ourselves on the back burner, hoping to get to it. One day. But does that day ever come? Not always. But the damn list sure keeps growing 🙄
Things have gotten better though. I’ve learned that I can’t get it all done in one day or in a week sometimes… And that’s OK. I’ve learned to accept that I don’t have to be perfect all the time and neither is everything I do. That’s OK.
I had no choice with concussion to let things go. My brain wasn’t working as fast as it used to and I couldn’t write or speak the same (damn, if you read my posts back then-my bad, I know they were boring!).
Along with being slow the headaches never stopped. But I learned to recognize my triggers and do my best to prevent them. Damn there were days where the headaches would knock me on my a$$ for hours.
Here’s something valuable I've learned in this process: An empty tank will take you nowhere. Take time to refuel!
Rest, chill, enjoy the outdoors, step on the grass with bare feet and feel the nature through your skin. Enjoy a cup of chai and listen to the birds chirp. Grab a book or listen to an audio version. Call and laugh with a friend. Do YOU.
That’s my routine when I know I’m going on overdrive and need to press on the breaks. Another thing that works… Take a shower, curl your hair and put on some lip gloss, man what a difference!
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