Morning Moments

IMG_5781Mornings have always been important times for me. A time to collect my thoughts, celebrate accomplishments from the day before, organize my lists of things to be done today. For the last few months, however, mornings have taken on a new importance. Ever since the 2016 Health Crisis®, my mornings have also been about constant health monitoring. Every morning, before coffee, before breakfast, before I do anything else, I weigh in on a digital scale, I check my blood pressure, and I check my blood sugar. I also evaluate my heart rate data from the day before and I plan my meals out for the day.

At 43, I’m not getting any younger, but my entire goal is to be on this planet as long as possible and to do everything in my power to live the best life I can. Years ago, my doctor told me, “You think you’re invincible, and you are – but your container is not.” So, I’m trying to treat my container with as much kindness as possible. And why not? I like this place. I love my life. So why not take steps to extend?

When I have more time, I’ll get into the 2016 Health Crisis®, which wasn’t so much a health crisis as it was a moment of reality and the need for change. There’s so much to say on this topic…and so many other topics. However, one day at a time…one thought at a time.

I just got to a place where I realized that if I say my life is valuable, then I owe it to myself to examine how much value I truly place on it – and to determine if my actions are lining up with my words.

Just a thought. By the way, today’s thought is brought to you by the letter Coffee.

2 thoughts on “Morning Moments”

  1. So glad to hear you’re taking better care of yourself, Shae. I know it’s easy to neglect your physical and mental health. I’m guilty of the same, but I’m finally taking positive steps (regularly walking outdoors while breathing mountain air, exercising, eating whole foods and less sugar and grains, spending more time with my family, attending church, etc). It’s a shame I had to leave Texas to improve my lifestyle and health, but sometimes change requires an extra dose of inspiration and letting go of the old, familiar ways and patterns. Anyway, things are gradually improving, and I’m ready for a new normal too.

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