Wednesday, April 23, 2008

So I'm reading a book....

And I'm learning to recharge myself.

I'm searching for my energy! My MoJo! My Umph!

It's been missing for about 2yrs now. It ran away to a far away land and it won't come home!

Ya see, I have a a undiagnosed form of "Fibromyalgia" What I mean is that the doc just kinda said: "Yeah, the tests are grueling and costy, and you show all signs of Fibromyalgia."

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

Chronic Fatigue
Deep Muscle Pain (usually in one spot but does migrate to other areas)
Panic/Anxiety Attacks
Strong "Aches" throughout the body
Energy Loss
Metabolism Issues

Usually this is caused by hormonal deficiencies (aka Hysterectomy at the ripe age of 31yrs old)

I'm not asking for sympathy here....
Okay, maybe a little sympathy cuz it would be nice once in awhile since all my family and friends are tired of me griping about this but whatever.....

Back to my point!

I need my MoJo back! So, I am reading a book! Ah-Ha! I told you I would get to this eventually.............

I'm gonna share this book with you; bits and pieces; and just the key points. So, it will be an easy read for you!

Cuz I'm nice like that! Well, when I don't have muscle pain, fatigue, constipation, depression, hot flashes, back issues, big boobs..........

Well, you get the point!

This book is called "The 10 Minute Energy Solution"

Think about this.....10 minutes a day, could energize your physical, mental and spiritual thinking. We waste 10minutes on so many things:

Standing in line.
Fighting with strangers.
Sitting at stop lights.
Whining about suppositories (or is that me only?)
Pooping out suppositories (oops, that's me again, eh?)

Anyway, so much time wasted on the non-important things in life. We get overwhelmed and stressed and often look at life as a steep pile of garbage and we will never be able to climb our ways to the top. Oh come on.....I cannot be alone again, can I?

So instead of looking at the hot steaming pile of garbage as a hill I can't climb, I take 10minutes and weed my way to the top. In no time, I will be standing tall on the top of that hill proudly displaying my white flag. Because I tackled it 10min at a time instead of standing at the bottom looking up and being scared to tackle it.

Really, who wants to tackle a mound of garbage. Especially if it is a mound of poopy diapers cuz seriously, I have felt that way before.

So, lets try something together. If you have a household chore that is overwhelming you right now, like laundry. Instead of going:
"Cripes, hubby has no clean undies, hmmmm. He might notice this!"
And then quickly pulling out a pair from the hamper and discreetly folding them and spraying them down with some air freshener and putting them in the drawer while he is in the shower (hoping hubby doesn't read this!), just do 10min of laundry (making sure that there are clean undies in the pile) and then tomorrow night do another 10 minutes of laundry and so on and so on! See where I'm going with this? I know that laundry, even one load, takes longer then 10 minutes so maybe I should just say:
"Only do one load of laundry a night!"

That makes me feel better. Do you get what I'm saying?

So, lets try it, and then comment on how it made you feel. Even if it is in a week, but all the laundry, dishes, dusting, etc. is diminishing. Tell me if you feel like you accomplished something or not. I'll let you know how I feel as well.

Now, don't worry about firecracker. Seriously, quit it! I mean it, stop worrying about me! I'm fine!

I am working hard with my doctor to get things under control! I am trying to find a happy medium. I'm gonna be okay! Promise!


Tara R. said...

Procrastination, especially over household chores is my worst habit. But, I need to get my butt to work too. i can blame my thyroid for just so long for my fatigue. I just need to get off my ass.

Grandy said...

Well I might have somethin' that will cheer you up. Come get the award that I made (I know hand made cards can suck but this one doesn't) for you and my bloggin buds, at my site. ;)

Brittany said...

I hate pooping out suppositories! lol

LaskiGal said...

Oh, alright. I won't worry. But I do FEEL for ya.

I knew I bought that Fabreeze for a reason . . .

I have laundry to do, dishes to wash, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming . . . and I got nothin' to blame it on . . .

BTW, you continue to crack me up :)

April said...

I am going to have to try the laundry technique! we often have mornings of "oh shit! I have no clean undies/socks/work pants" etc and it causes some stress!

N said...

Attitude and courage will get you far. Keep it up!

Kori said...

When undies are a problem... go commando and hope nothing unfortunate happens.

Don Mills Diva said...

I'm rooting for ya Krissy, I'm rooting for ya!

Blessings From Above said...

Hang in there. Hope the doc gets things straightened out soon.

Love the ten minutes a day trick. I have been putting off cleaning out my daughter's dressers forever. This may be the push I need. Thanks! :)

noble pig said...

Yes, you will be fine and that is a sucky disease. I know lots of people with it and it sucks the life out of them.

I do have a friend though who is on top of her game. She never procrastinates. If the laundry needs to be done she just does it and boom it's done and over and her is clean and hair always looks perfect, whatever!

Sandy C. said...

I so need to try this right now. I have a heaping pile of everything right now and need to implement something like this to make it more manageable mentally and physically.

Hope you find yourself recharged soon.