A lifestyle change

The neurologist cleared me today; she said I am now well. The words “now” and “well” must be used in conjunction, however, as the neck injury will recur every time I am stressed. In fact, it’s the first thing that will react to stress. So, aside from not lifting heavy things, I am to avoid being stressed.

For those of you who know me at all, and how I multitask and overwork myself, you must think that a stress-free Moongirl is a miracle. But I don’t mind this lifestyle change, not one bit. Stress-free doesn’t mean I do nothing all day – it just means I listen to my body more, and care more about my health than usual.

It also means I must find and maintain balance in my life, which is something I am excited to do. The two books I’m currently reading are all about that. Ricardo Semler’s The Seven-Day Weekend is about balancing work and play – when your job is built on your terms that it stops being a job and starts being something you enjoy in life. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love is about coming to terms with who you are and forgiving yourself for things past, so you can joyfully discover what lies ahead. I am enjoying both books immensely and am also simultaneously in the last 20% of both.

All in all, May is turning out to be an interesting month, and June should be even better πŸ˜‰

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10 thoughts on “A lifestyle change

  1. Since you’re on a non-fiction/self-help trip, you may as well go all the way and go through Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” and engage in a life that allows creativity into it. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it!

  2. Good for you!

    Hey did your neurologist do this weird spatial test with you? Where she makes you touch your nose then touch her fingers, then she’d change the position of her fingers and ask you to repeat.

    Weird stuff, but my neuro did that to me after i was confined.

  3. I am sorry to hear about your neck injury and the stress you have been going through.

    It is good that you are listening to your body more and caring for your health. That is important. Eating well is also important.

    The books’ you are reading sound really interesting and good. I hope your year continues to get better.

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  4. fartass says:

    i can’t believe you’re reading self-help books.

    i am also reading non-fiction, which is autobiographical but turns out to have a self-help/inspirational effect on me. it’s “Classic Feynman” about the life of Richard Feynman as narrated by, well, Richard Feynman.

    Feynman’s a physicist. Nuff said πŸ˜€

    PS I gotta story to tell!

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