Too much stress isn't good for the mind, attitude and body. Life is too short to fight negativity.
Over the last five months, I have seen my share of doctors and physical therapists. I have spent countless nights in pain which resulted in many sleepless nights. I have dealt with a shoulder and neck injury, migraines and now chest pain. I have eaten ibuprofen and Tylenol like they are M&Ms.
Stress can cause an injury to take extra time to heal. It's time to step up and take care of me.
- I will continue to be there for my family. Always. Family first.
- I will not stress the small stuff. Be thankful for what we do have and stop worrying about everything else.
- I will not worry about things that are out of my control. Ditto.
- I will go into the office with a good attitude. Hard to do, but must be done. My health is more important than a single person's bullshit.
- I will continue to blog. It helps me de-stress.
- I will try to book at least two photo shoots a week from April through September for senior pictures. It's where my passion really lies...don't miss out on great deals!
- I will write book number two. I wonder what it will be?
- I will take better care of myself, and stop ignoring the signs. Chest pains are no laughing matter, nor is high blood pressure, constant anxiety and sleepless nights.
- I will delete all the negativity from my social feeds. If that includes you, and you find yourself deleted, there is a reason for it.
- I will stop working on vacation. This is a tough one, but it needs to be done. There really are no marketing emergencies.
- I will try to combat procrastination with smile on my face. Not mine, others. Your sense of urgency might be different than mine.
- I will not be afraid to stand my ground. I am 45 years old and must not back down. There is no reason for it.
- I will not apologize if things I post upset you. Chances are, they post isn't about you. And if it is, I probably deleted you already.
- I will take as many weekends away as possible. Long weekends might not be a true vacation, but they are very necessary for mental health. Mine, my husbands, and our kids.
- I will laugh. A lot.
- I will cry. When warranted.
- I will kiss my kids and husband always. Sorry boys, I'm coming for you.
- I will let them take pictures of me. I have thousands of pictures of them. They should have pictures of me.
- I will continue to make people smile. It's good for the soul.
Life's to short to say I won't. Therefore, I will.