Life is unpredictable. I know that. And to be honest, I tend to handle change fairly well. Still, too much change at once is difficult.
Autoimmune diseases are tough to handle, but being able to predict certain things about the day can make a huge difference. Knowing how active I’ll need to be, when and what I’ll eat, and when I’ll be able to rest all make it a whole lot easier.
While I’m not working, I’m making an effort to set plans in advance so that I have reasons to get out of the house and see people. This is good for me. I need and want to spend more time with family and friends. But for some reason, three different people needed to reschedule our times this week, two others needed to set something up last-minute, and I heard from all of them today! To them, this isn’t a big deal. Move a lunch, change a date, switch things around…. easy, right? But this is making me nervous. It’s a lot to juggle. I need to make sure I don’t do too many things on the same day, so I need to find a way to do everything and see everyone in a way that makes me happy and not too worn out.
I don’t know yet how I’ll work all of this out, but at least I know one thing for sure: my health comes first. I’ll do my best to work out everything else, but I will make sure that I feel good at the end of the week.
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