Right now I’m working on loving myself and accepting that I need to find “the new normal.” I’ve been hearing that phrase from my doctors and programs I’m involved in for years. But I’ve been fighting against it this whole time instead of working towards trying to find it. For instance, I stayed in bed and slept for the majority of the day. Normally, I would’ve gotten down on myself and felt like I wasted the day. Now, I’m trying to remember that our bodies heal the most when we sleep. And apparently, my body was telling me I needed the rest. Being diagnosed with Addison’s disease means my body doesn’t handle stress well and needs more time to recover if I overdo it some days. Most of the time, I forget this fact and try to do too much or take on more than my body can handle.
In my search for this “new normal,” I’m refocusing my way of thinking on what’s important in my life and what I need to do to improve my health, both physical and mental. I got up and ate three meals today…score! I picked up my phone and responded to every message I missed while I was asleep…score! I read all the posts written by my favorite fellow bloggers…score! I took the time to share my day with whoever stumbles across my new blog…score! All in all, I think I had a pretty successful day. I did the things that were the most important to me and took care of my health at the same time. I’m giving myself an, ‘Atta girl!’ for the day knowing I’m one step closer to finding whatever my “new normal” looks like.