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Schedule but be flexible

I am beginning to feel a bit more myself. I feel like the detox of medications after Christmas season has done me wonders in regards to secondary side effects. I started to stick to a schedule of waking up at 6:30am, shower, eat a sandwich roll and take my twinsies to school with my big puppy, Chica in the backseat.. Upon my return home, I immediately walk Chica for a good hour. Then I take a stretch/yoga class on the free app, FitOn. Shower again and make my smoothie shake. I have to be strict with my schedule because frankly, I am so tired and overwhelmed I schedule things to look forward to. My body hurts like crazy and I sweat during a 30minute stretch class like I ran a 5K but I know it helps my state of mind. Thankfully, It has been possible to stick to it and feeling better...it's been a week. With chronic illness, the physical and mental are never an even playing field. Ebbs and flows...The IV treatment and twice a week acupuncture is also part of my week wellness. Naps...never underestimate naps. I take a two hour nap in the afternoon so I am prepared for the after school rush of pickup, homework assist, dinner and activities.. So much of my day, my week, my life is just getting things done for myself so I could function and be present for my family. Lights out at 10-10:30pm. I have laid out my daily schedule however, since chronic illness is part of my existence I have to be kind to myself daily. Yesterday was a difficult day emotionally...preteens will do that to you. Life happens...so my walk and exercise today was put on pause because I can't stop my inflammation due to my emotional stress. I am tired and overwhelmed so I will regroup today and be kind. I can only do what I could do. Brava! Celebrate all achievements because going through a day is brutal, unexpected and joyous. It's the little moments good and bad that add up to my life in wonderful pieces. Be kind and forward motion.

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