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Wow! What a ride I have had the last 7 months. I am getting healthier and losing weight, but this brings its set of challenges too. And, I have to admit that for me, it always includes cleaning the house. But there are other things too, which I have not tried to express in writing; therefore, I guess it is time to just make a list of those things that are considered in my daily living.
- I'm busier, so I am having to reorganize how I schedule things.
- I have had to give up some of the writing I used to do, because I have a job (Yes, being self-employed is still a job. And, you have to self-motivate.)
- I am exercising now, because I can. I started gradually, and I still am not a huge exerciser compared to what I was before I became sick; however baby steps do count.
- I still have to make sure I rest enough.
- I still have underlying illnesses, but I have found ways to feel more well.
- I thank God for answered prayer, but He took me through the desert before I saw the answer.
- I keep turning corners, and saying, "Wow! I couldn't do that last year."
- I have learned to let criticism go, because I cannot please everyone.
- I am trying to keep my Facebook page Chronic Fatigue and Creative Decluttering up and going, but it is hard to do everything I can do now, and have time to do that. However, I know there are still people out there I want to stay connected with. Also, they need encouragement, so when I go for my doses of encouragement in the area of decluttering, I share, even if it is not something I wrote.
- I am also sharing what has helped me feel better, but I know that bothers some people. I thought they would be happy for me, and want to know, because possibly it might help them too. Because what helped me is non-specific as compared to a pharmaceutical; and, by non-specific I mean it just helped my body find it's balance. But, I guess some people just aren't ready to hear yet, like I was a year ago.
- I am wondering if I should talk about other areas of Balancing Life Changes besides learning to organize one's home and life; or, declutter one's home and life.