Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Personal Rant: My Mid-life Crisis...or Whatever

I think I'm going through a mid-life crisis. At least that's how I've been feeling.  I have been really critical of myself lately and everything seems to be bothering me. As a woman, we go through a lot more than men do in our lives (or, so it seems).  Our bodies change and hormones rage!  That's what is happening to me.  I don't remember my face ever breaking out this bad, not even as a teenager. Ah, the joys of growing older!

I know that life brings about inevitable changes, but we don't have to let them bring us down. I have started exercising more and drinking a lot of water.  I am a caffeine addict but I have cut back and hope to get rid of it completely. (However, chocolate is another story.) I am also going to see a specialist to help with some symptoms (that's what my husband calls the "mood swings").  Trying to relax and let go of some of the stress is also part of my strategy.  Stress causes a lot of physical ailments in a person, so why not try to alleviate some of it?

Another step I have taken to help me through whatever is going on is to not worry about my home so much.  No, I'm not talking about the people but the actual, physical house.  A clean house is something I want all of the time. I'm sure I'm a little OCD where that's concerned, but I have tried to let go and not worry every single day whether or not I vacuumed each room.  For me, that's a hard task.  

Worrying over things that are unimportant is also a factor in what happens in our physical bodies as well as in our minds.  I am trying to "cast all my cares on the Lord because he cares for me."  If Jesus can't handle them, nobody can! My parents were chronic worriers and me and most of my siblings are, too, but it doesn't mean I have to stay that way.

In a nutshell, I am going to combat this "change" in my life, whatever it may be be, with changes of my own.  As I sit here writing this, I realize that I am actually relaxing with a pile of clothes on the couch, just daring me to fold them.  I'm ignoring their taunt.  It's a new day and season for me.  They will just have to wait.  Thanks for letting me rant.  I feel better already. 

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