Most Sunday afternoons I take a bath with 2 to 3 cups of Epsom salts and a bath bomb.
My hips and knees thank me, and just in general, it is a good detox I think.
It helps me get settled for the week ahead. I pray, meditate and think of things I need to do for the week of without stressing.
I used to not be able to take a baths, and not get out by myself. Now it isn’t an issue with my weight loss. My bones still hurt and ache on a daily basis, but no one would know it. My activity level has increased, and this helps me stay on track.
Sometimes I have music, sometimes candles, but most times just quiet. I reflect on the past week, not with regret but with what needs to be improved upon. I reflect with what I am grateful for…family, friends (that are family), and so much more.
Lupus has a nasty habit of rearing it’s head when things are going well, but busy. This helps me get through the week…to handle the unexpected, the stress.
Detox baths are known to help with over indulgent times. Lupus bodies consider all times indulgent! I push myself more than I should because I don’t want to disappoint anyone, and this helps.
What do you do to get through the day-week or anything stressful? Does it help in the long run?
I have to remind myself that I don’t have to be perfect at everything.
I don’t know about you, but I am a perfectionist at heart. So this is hard for me, but I have to let go of some things.
Are you putting energy and effort where you really don’t need to?
I have been wanting to get a tint on my brow and lashes for a while now. I finally did it last Saturday! My before picture with no makeup. Again no makeup, but my after!! So excited. I won’t have to bother with a makeup pencil or doing anything with my lashes. This is huge for me especially due to my Sjogrens (my eyes are extremely dry and wearing makeup increases the dryness). This next picture was immediately after having the tint done. I didn’t want to wash it for a while as the longer you wait the LONGER it will last.And then after washing my face, and again with no makeup!! Super happy! I didn’t have to spend time in my brows, or feel like I have to wear eye makeup just to feel put together. This may only last a month or even a few weeks, but so worth it for me.
What is something that you do just for you that makes you feel wonderful?
I fell the other day…so the bruises on my knees are from the fall. The other bruises…I have no clue where they came from from…really? Top of my right foot to my left shin…I have some on my arms, hands…have no clue…they might be from the fall but they are in odd spots as well.
Eh? Oh well.
Do you find bruises and have no idea where they came from?
Again. This has to stop. Please call someone – anyone for help.
If you’re struggling, please know you are never alone. Reach out. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’.
As I love all things food, I truly loved watching Parts Unknown. We would binge watch especially when I was couch bound due to my fatigue/joint pain from Lupus on the weekends. I would watch for hours, and then become suddenly inspired to try to come up with something new in the kitchen. This didn’t always work, and sometimes we would order out Chinese food.
Bourdain’s personality, ego, and at the same time, humility was inspiring to watch as he mingled with the people in the places he explored. He would showcase cooks, farmers, and family members–just what I would consider everyday people. But he would expose them for the greatness that they truly are. He saw that greatness in them.
Thank you for that sir. We will miss you.
Again, so many of us struggle. Please call and talk to someone —anyone.
“What are you going to do with what you’re going through?” – Beth Moore
“Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” – Psalm 143:8
Speak, blog, write, twitter, snap…do something.
May 10 is World Lupus Day.
Wear purple today!
For more information about lupus, and how you can help please go to www.lupus.org.
One of the many auto-immune disorders I have is Sjogren’s Syndrome, and April is its awareness month. I won’t fill the month with information on it, but wanted you to be aware of some of the many symptoms people may suffer.
If you would like more detailed information about the syndrome or how to get involved please click here: Sjorgren’s Syndrome Foundation
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a good Thursday!