Happy Thoughtful Thursday! This week let’s have a friendly reminder that if you don’t make time for yourself, that time will be made for you.
I’m a pretty busy person. I basically work two jobs and I try to get in a D&D game twice a month at least. Maybe someday after pandemic is over, I’ll actually be able to play board games on the regular again. That’s usually my down time along with the latest Disney+ offering of the Star Wars or Marvel variety.
The last couple of weeks I was reminded that if I don’t take time for myself the Universe / The All That Is / God / Goddess–whatever you want to call it–is going to make sure that I do take that time.
We moved desks at my day job this week, which I’m ok with. It’s not the first time and probably won’t be the last. I was cleaning the desk because, well, it was not so clean and I can be a little OCD. As I’m cleaning the desk, I keep seeing this red stuff and I’m like “what is that, like, did somebody pour fingernail polish or something over everything?!” Then I realized that my index finger is all red and that I cut myself somewhere along the way.
Sometimes history repeats itself just enough
This is not the first time I’ve done this, unfortunately. About five years ago I cut my finger opening a package at work to the point where I needed stitches. It was pretty awful. There was physical therapy and everything. It was right after my mom passed away and I was just not in a good emotional state, getting very little sleep, and I wasn’t paying attention. It took a year before I could draw again. I cut the same finger, by the way, although nowhere near as badly. The nerve endings are still a little wonky, so I’ve been in a little bit of pain this week and I haven’t been able to type much. That is why there will only be one blog post this week and it’s going to be this.
As a matter of fact, I am for the first time in my life, using the Dictate function of Microsoft Word because I just normally type everything; I type pretty fast. I don’t feel like I could type this and not hurt myself.
Time to reassess
Anyhoooooo…. the point is you need to take care of yourself and I think I do a good job most of the time. Ever since I got the vaccine, I’ve been thinking about things a lot lately. I’ve been thinking about how I need to take better care of myself and how I need to change my routine. I should be exercising and meditating on the regular because you just don’t know where life is going to take you. Living in Nevada, I’m struggling this allergy season. Most of us tend to have pretty bad allergies here in the 702, especially this time of year when the season is changing. Even General Kenobi has had allergies issues a lot these past two weeks. I’ve been fighting sinus headaches too so that’s kind of caused me to reassess things.
Let’s do this together
I want all of us to take time out for themselves and to remember, like I’ve said before, you can’t pour from an empty cup. If you don’t make the time that time will be taken from you. It’ll come in the form of a headache. Perhaps, it’ll come in the form of some silly accident that you had–like the most epic paper cut ever on THAT finger–that’ll make you take time to stop, think about how fast you’re going, and reassess whether or not you need to go that fast.
Take care of what’s important–your family, your friends, and your business but by all means make sure you are taking care of yourself. Like my girl Aretha Franklin said, “Take care, TCB!”
I hope you have an awesome Thursday!