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I’m officially declaring that 2016 will be the year of me. Call me selfish, but I’ve been re-assessing how 2015 went and on my life in general. When I look at pictures I had a good year professionally, and lots of happy times with friends and my family.
Taking Care of ME
Behind the pictures on social media, I’ve really struggled with my health. Since March I’ve had a cascading crap-alanche of physical problems. Between a shoulder injury, frequent headaches, and some sort of stomach problem, I have a hard time leaving the house more often than not.
The good news is I’m working with my doctor and a physical therapist to work on the hot mess that is my body. In 2016, I’m going to step it up even more.
I had a CT scan last week and a follow up appointment with a gastro specialist this week to work out what’s going on in there. I haven’t been shipshape since I had my gallbladder out, and I miss the old me. This year I’m going to get back that energy I used to have.
Scheduling a Monthly ME Day
My idea of self-care involves getting a last-minute haircut before I have to go out of town for an event. My kids say I have two modes: groomed for business events and sloppy at home.
This year I want to smooth out the disparity. One day a month, I’m going to do something that makes me feel good about how I look. Whether it’s a facial, manicure, or pedicure at home or in a salon, I’m going to have a regularly scheduled day where I feel pretty.
Taking a MEntial Break
No more working stupid in 2016. Working stupid is sitting at my desk for eight hours and getting four hours of work done, between reasonable distractions and mindless time-wasters.
I’m going to keep Facebook and my email closed for set periods of time, so I can dig in to my to-do list in the mornings without starting to chase the emergency of the moment.
Putting the Oxygen Mask on ME First
Being in the emergency room last week, and spending this week stuck on the couch made gave me a lot of time to consider the other side of selfishness. I love what I do, and where my family is at right now. Business is good and I kinda love having teenagers.
To be able to manage my life and be there for who’s important to me, I need to up my Me-care. Like the flight attendants say during they safety speech, you need to put the oxygen mask on you first before you can help anyone else who needs your help. This year, I’ll take care of me so I can take care of them.