Several years ago, I had a couple of Wayne Dyer cassette tapes I played over and over while in the car. On one of them, he is talking about the power of self-talk. I believe in this, have read several books on the subject. I can still hear him say, “When someone says they can’t stand something, I tell them to just sit down.” I know it’s not that simple, but the theory has merit.
I am going to sit down and think and rethink several things through, and make a list of what I can do, can’t do, and should do. I know my “can do” list will be the longest, so I will leave it to the last. My “can’t do” page will be full of whining and pity party stuff, will make me sad and angry so I’ll put that one aside for now too.
Which leaves my “should do” list that pertains to arthritis matters. Here is the start of it with my comments and thoughts as I write them. I am sure they will change as I ponder them. Also, the list is in no particular order of importance.
1. Eat healthy and lose weight
This is a BIGGIE! With a capital Big. While I like to blame all the weight and fluid retention on the Hydrocortisone, I intelligently know I must eat less and wiser. I need a game plan, one simple to follow and then carry through. I am NOT a joiner so programs like Weight Watchers, etc would do more harm than good. Thankfully, I have the access to good grocery stores and a lovely husband who will get whatever I want or need. (Right now I want ice-cream)
2. Spend less time on computer and more time moving
While the Internet is my lifeline, I can’t let it be my life. I need, no must develop other interests.
3. Remember to take pills on time, remember vitamins
4. Stop complaining
I am not the only one who can’t walk because her feet are swollen double. Every time I see something about our brave service people coming home missing feet and hands I cry and am ashamed I complain so much. At least I have feet. Bruce has heard enough.
5. Always to be a click away for my online friends who need to talk. This is on my can do list also.That means all of you guys reading the blog. I truly mean that, I am a good listener. firstname.lastname@example.org