Back to Basics
Sunday, June 21, 2020
"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics … am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise every day?"–Edward Albert
Rather than vent about every stressor I am facing right now, I thought I would keep things simple like this quote. I keep marching forward to the other side of a stressor. I get back to basics. Healthy food, exercise and sleep are the things that will help me cope with stress.While I can't completely control the quality of my sleep, I do what I can to protect it.
OK maybe one of the many things stressing me is that none of the plans for next school year involve my kids getting more than a small fraction of the education they would normally get. I just don't see an end in sight to having to do my own homeschooling and using what the school does as a supplement. It's daunting!
Sometimes I feel triumphant focusing on eating right, getting enough sleep and getting exercise despite challenges. When faced with stress I used to stay up too late distracting myself, eat junk to treat myself and skip exercise because I felt too lousy. By making healthier choices I remain strong and ready to endure and maybe at some point thrive.
There is so darn much I cannot control, but I can take care of myself so I am strong and resilient.