Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Quiet moments and little jobs......

It's the little things the little jobs and the little moments I have been focusing on through my recent illness. I hate when sickness or other matters in life strike and have me left with no energy to care about accomplishing things. On one hand I know my life and body is probably sending me signs and signals to pay attention to. But my mind wants to jump out of my skull and slap everything silly and make it find the energy to do something, anything.
So recently my mind and body had discussions and we came to the compromise that I should or could attack my little odd jobs pile. Odd job piles with little jobs become dangerous when you leave them to pile up, then you end up with a huge pile of quick fix projects that needs a day for you knock everything over.
So I have been plopping myself on the couch with needle and thread in hand and doing some hand sewing mainly mending, revamping, sprucing up of old garments I'm not willing to quit on yet. It's actually nice being able to have the time to do all this, it's been cathartic to zone out with the repetitious in and out of the cloth with needle and thread.

How about you when illness or life strikes you down for a bit, are you like me and frustrated to be set back and lack time and energy to chase life as normal? What helps you stay inspired and in the game?

4 comments:

  1. I love a good bit of couch time with a pile of hand sewing to do. I always forget how much I actually love it though, and let it pile up and pile up until it's almost overwhelming to sit down and do haha

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    1. I know what you mean, I have quite a bit to get through.

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  2. You'd think after 20 years of a chronic illness that forces me to be horizontal for many hours every day, I'd be used to stopping, but I still fight it every day. It really goes against my nature to slow down, & after spending all of my 20's bedridden I find it hard to not push myself too far now that I can do more. It seems turning of my ticking brain is the hardest thing. At least I've never been one who lacks motivation. Thinking of you as you surrender to the greater needs of your body at the moment. Just remember the more down time you take now, the better it will be for your health in the long run, even though it's frustrating. Xx

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    1. I feel for you Hun it must be hard. I hate, hate feeling like this. But yes I do logically understand that if the body needs to rest it needs to rest. But you know me I'm busy, busy so making the most of spurts of energy to make the most of things and my to-do list.

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