I’m going to keep this short and sweet because I had a rough week. Tooth extractions ~ dry socket ~ more extractions ~ and more dry socket to come because those dog-gone root canal teeth are little boogers and don’t like to come out and clot properly! UGH!
While at the oral surgeon this morning, I forgot a book to read and I had to wait over an hour with nothing to do but sit and pray. At this stage of my life, I enjoy those times more than I did when I was younger and more apt to be fidgety.
I prayed for my family, my health, my procedure, the doctors, my friends and…
how on earth do I get everything done without feeling like I’m drowning and working hard all day long but accomplishing nothing? I know I’ve blogged about this very thing and I probably should re-read some of what I’ve written so I have this down, right?
I wanted a fresh look at things since my situation keeps changing. As our children grow and needs change, I need to change also to keep up with our family.
So I prayed and brain stormed and came up with a couple of thoughts that I wanted to share with you.
These are pre-novocain and pre-percocet thoughts, by the way!
Listening to recent home business training videos they said that if your house is a little messier and things don’t get done ~ don’t sweat it ~ let it go!
I agree with that whole-heartedly in a lot of scenarios, like health issues, pregnancy, having little ones, caring for a loved one’s health needs, working, and a lot of other things that come up in life that make being a cleaning lady less of a priority…
In my life and situation right now, I feel like there is absolutely NO REASON why I should be behind on everything every day. Not that we have to be perfect every single day ~ that has never happened and it never will ~ But I have some pretty awesome able-bodied big people who help out tremendously in this house and are all willing to do whatever it takes to assist with the load.
~ I need to be organized on my end and…
I’m a terrible delegator! Our children all have chores and responsibilities and they mostly do what they’re suppose to do and more without complaint. I say mostly because the second I brag ~ things usually go down hill fast. See? I’m learning!
So ~ this is what I came up with while I was
fretting waiting for the extractions:
- Spending time in God’s word and praying daily is a PRIORITY!
- Exercising daily is a MUST! (Doctors orders so my kidney doesn’t get blocked again!)
- Preplan my meals better. Pre-cut vegetables and make a list of my food and meals so the kids can help out without confusion.
- Delegate more chores to the kids. They won’t even notice. (LOL)
- Declutter. I did this once in the spring and it was AWESOME!! I’m not good at keeping it up though. More clutter makes more chaos. Read my blogs titled “The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent”
Decluttering really helps keep the workload down. I need to keep up with this as holding on to everything is a hard habit to break, especially after 46 years of experience.
I think that about covers it. The pain-killers are starting to kick in so I can’t remember if there is more or not ~ but I think you got the idea.
Health and Wellness Tip
Here is a quick list of things that can slow down the body’s healing process and weight-loss results:
- Not drinking enough water
- Not getting enough sleep
- Not eating healthy
- Not eating enough healthy fats (Avocados, walnuts, olive oil, flax seed, salmon etc.)
- Skipping meals
- Not exercising
- Drinking soda or diet soda
- Constipation (Plexus BioCleanse helps with this)
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