I've taken a weekend away. Well not really, it's more like a few days during the week but a few days during the week didn't make a very good title. 😉
Life has been hard as of late and I keep reading about Adrenal Fatigue and how important it is for self-care. One book author (a doctor) actually recommended to one of her patients that she just stop everything and go away for a month and do nothing but rest and relax. Um? I can't do that. But when my husband said a few weeks ago that he planned on going to see his mom for a few days in May my brain went into happy mode and I asked if he could take our youngest along with him. The older two are quite self-sufficient and this would give me, not a month, but a few days in which to go away. So I left on Sunday- not a minute too soon for my adrenal and mental health- and am happily here until Wednesday.
So I have almost 3 days of taking care of myself. What to do??
I brought my own food to a hotel with a kitchen (NOT a bad price, I was pleasantly surprised after doing a little searching). Good healthy food I can just throw together and not worry about whether anyone else likes it but me. Last night's dinner was yummy!
I brought my favorite icon and my bible.
I brought two devotional books.
I brought my latest and favorite book on Adrenal Fatigue (to study the detox and self-care ideas suggested by Dr. Romm).
And I brought my Bullet Journal - completely blank with lots of supplies to get it started. Do you use a bullet journal? I just stumbled on this idea recently and have watched all sorts of YouTube Videos and scanned Pinterest for ideas on how to make mine work. It will be all my planners, list making and such all wrapped into one notebook. I LOVE the idea!!! And I've had a great time getting it started.
I actually started the bible reading, prayer and devotionals last night as well as got the Bullet Journal started, ate dinner, took a bubble bath, played a little solitaire for the first time in ages, played around on the internet and went to bed by 9:15. Then I slept for over 8 hours! I haven't done that in A G E S!!! Of course, I'm sure the fact I only slept two hours the night before has a lot more to do with that than just getting away... 🙁
I know this get away will not eliminate the Adrenal Fatigue. But it IS a step to health. Learning to let myself know when I need to get away and acting on it is a BIG step in my path to self-care. Also spending more time in quiet devotion and prayer is something I need to increase.
I'm also working on my food plan for the next few months-- there's 40 new foods on my AVOID list now from the ALCAT test results I got back about a week ago or so and about 15 other items that affect some of the supplements I've been taking so I need to rethink on some of that as well. I'll be working on detox stuff too which is VERY IMPORTANT to folks with MTHFR as well as Adrenal Fatigue and whatever else ails me (just sent in some hormone type saliva tests today and will be awaiting those results too).
Well- there's my little catch up post on my time away and what I'm up to. Time for a little rest now as my body is telling me to do. In the meantime,
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU NEED A LITTLE R & R?