When you deal with chronic pain, you are forced to be mindful of every step you take in your day.
Though I strive to live in the moment, in reality I have to figure out what chores or errands I need to do and how much energy I will have to conserve in order to do them. So planning ahead is necessary.
I’m not saying my pain is different from anyone else’s pain. There is always someone in more pain.
I find that I am more irritable, and I don’t want to be. I tell myself to just finish the dishes and ignore the pain until I can get off my feet and raise my leg.
I am trying to be frugal in my ways, but maybe that also should apply to being frugal with my time. In terms of what I need and want to do, versus what I think I should do.
Being frugal means not being wasteful. The most precious thing you don’t want to waste are the minutes and hours and days of your life.
You don’t get a “do over.”
But maybe I don’t need to post everyday. Maybe I have to begin to fight those compulsions that I have mindlessly taken on.
If you agree with this idea, let me know in the comments. Is less really more to you?
Do you want to see my name in your inbox every day, or would you rather I just save my energy for when I have something to say that you feel is more meaningful to you and your life?
And what do you find most meaningful in your life right now? What kinds of posts do you truly want to see, and what posts do you really not care about anymore?
Sometimes change is good.
After all, I don’t need a response to everything I write. And perhaps you don’t necessarily want to think up a thoughtful comment just to say you did so. Just because you think it is expected of you.
I don’t want you to come here to do what is expected of you. I want you to come here because you like what I have to say and you like what I show you and that is it. No strings attached in any way.
I look forward to your thoughts.