Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sacred Life Sunday: Necessary Rest



Sometimes we choose rest, and other times our bodies demand rest. Friday my body demanded rest.

I had various health challenges that rose up throughout last week while I was pushing to meet my quotas for NaNoWriMo and Art Every Day November. To make a long story short, it did not work for me to incorporate these wonderful projects into my life right now, to my great disappointment. I successfully worked them both for three days while also needing to install a new operating system on my computer, coping with a distraught family member who became suicidal, and finding out that my migraine medication of 40 years has been discontinued and having nothing effective to replace it with. Several other stresses rose up too. I haven't had such a week in many years.

Among other minor health challenges, I developed carpal tunnel syndrome again in my wrists along with the tendons in my thumbs becoming inflamed (due to the extra typing I was doing). I therefore have to keep my typing to a minimum for a while, and am hoping that since I only let this continue for a few days it will reverse itself. I also severely strained my left shoulder--I'm still not sure what is wrong with it.

So I'm resting this weekend.

I do accept this, and will figure out what to do later on after I'm feeling better again. (:

~Photo by LoveHubbie Mark

6 comments:

kate i said...

There are so many days when life takes a completely different direction from what we have planned...and your body knows what it needs. I hope you're able to find something to replace your migrane medication Olivia. Hopefully one of your beautiful trips to Maui will be coming up soon...a rest cure in the warm, healing energy would be perfect. Sending you hugs.

patti said...

Sometimes it all happens at once!

Maybe you could voice record your writing for a while, then transcribe it at a slower pace (?)

Taking care of yourself sounds like a priority for you right now.

Hugs from me too xoxo

Kim Mailhot said...

One moment at a time. Brava to you for listening to what you know is right for you. I hope your find little joys in everyday, Beautiful Olivia.

laundrygirl said...

Gosh - sounds like it all rained down at once! Hang in there. I am thinking about you and as always, you are in my prayers.

CrystalChick said...

You've certainly got alot of difficult things coming from all directions! A good long rest sounds like exactly what you need to recharge and process what's going on.
I hope your family member is now stable. It must be hard to find that balance, it's so delicate at times.
Thinking of you. x

kikipotamus said...

Olivia, I'm so sorry to hear about all this happening at once. I'm so glad you immediately saw what you needed to do to protect yourself as much as possible. xox Hugs K