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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

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One of the many things I've learned in Al Anon was to never make a decision when I am feeling

Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.

Tonight I am feeling 3 out of the 4 but I all it will take is for a telemarketer to call and I will be 4 for 4. When I feel this way I HALT!

I have never learned to deal well with some areas of life but I am glad I can at least recognize what I am feeling. For years I pushed emotions and feelings aside because I thought I wasn't entitled to feel a certain way. How silly is that thinking?

Tonight I am doing some self-care. I had a hot bath and I am going to be early with a snack. I am going to read until I fall asleep.

Do you do self care?


Blogger J.J. said...

You're very smart. It's so great you can recognize what you need to do and when you "shouldn't". I'm still working on both of those.
Take Care of yourself.

4:06 a.m.  
Blogger LauraJ said...

I'm glad you can now identify your feelings and feel them, because afterall they do belong to you!! When I was with my ex my feelings meant jack shit. It took me a long time to realize that my feelings mean a lot to me and I needed to feel them.
As for self care, I don't do as often as I should. I'm on day two without a shower and I hoep to get one before Aaron gets home in a couple hours from school. Sometimes I just don't care because there's no one else to care either what I look like. Rest assured I do bathe often, just from time to time it's not a priority for me. So what if I stink? It's only Aaron smelling me and he's not saying much about it. lol

7:43 a.m.  
Anonymous Happy and Blue 2 said...

I did self care when I was little but my Mom said I would go blind if I didn't stop..

8:08 a.m.  
Blogger sharon said...

Ha ha! I love the comment by happy and blue 2. What a ripper! By that logic, you should do self care every day. Keeps those stress levels down;)

10:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Lujza said...

he he he...."self care"....well I might try it out when I...retire?

No seriously, it's extremely important to take time out for yourself! I'm told this over and over again, do I listen? Another topic for discussion. But we really do HAVE to take time out for ourselves....even just for our sanity.

10:49 p.m.  
Blogger awomanchained said...

It is so much easier to self care when I'm not working. Otherwise, I have a million things on a list to do and I consistently prioritize those items. Especially work projects. I'm still not 100% on top of my health but I've improved. Glad to hear you're taking care of yourself! I cannot imagine juggling all that you are every single day. Single moms are heros to me.

6:58 p.m.  
Blogger PBS said...

Thanks for the great reminder! I try to do self care, like take a long walk or journal but often forget about HALT!

5:53 a.m.  

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