Stress, Part IV
I like that quote too....I should put it on my fridge where I can see it.
Reading all your posts have made me realize that I too must change the way I do things in order to reduce the stress in my life. I have always been a bit of a control freak, I had to run everything and be sure all was well. I guess that all started 15 years ago when I had to take care of my terminal mother and make sure my dad was fine. Being the only child out of six who was close I had no alternative but to take control. My father has alzeimers and was difficult to say the least for quite awhile.
Too boot I had a six year old son with tons of energy. All this too say I think I picked up a bad habit by always being there
for everyone , now my parents are gone, my son is all grown up, I am terribly restricted to what I can do because of my hip and now this blasted anxiety.
I sometimes wonder if being on the tramacet help mask these issues and now without the meds I have to face the truth? Who knows... stress is a powerful thing and I do know that over the years I find I cannot handle the stress like I used too...Am I weak because of it...No, I don't think so but I must learn to be good to myself too. Drats! I haven't taken care of me for so long, I don't know if I know how. I just hope it's not too late.