No time to rest

I guess it’s time to blog again. I haven’t been very good at it lately. Life has just been a bit too stressful.

I love Christmas, New Years and the holidays. 2016 was a bit different. I never really got the proper Christmas feeling. Not all the people I wanted here was here and I worked all Christmas. Actually I didn’t even get to see the fireworks this time. How was your celebration?

I usually plan my work well, so I can take certain days off. But! About a month ago I had an accident and hurted my hand badly. Hurted hand means no chance for me to work. I couldn’t even move my finger. Bet all of you are wondering what happened now? Oh gosh, so embarrassing!

I guess there’s no secret that I’ve got a bit too much clothes. I have a full wall wardrobe with four big sliding doors. The problem with sliding doors is that if the wardrobe gets too full, the doors get stuck and jump out of their tracks.

So, early morning, stressing, just out of the shower while the kids are having breakfast. 30 minutes until we have to leave for school. I need clothes, but the door won’t move because it jumped out of track again. Angry and stressed I pushed it with all my power. It decided to jump back into its track faster than I planned and I smashed my hand between the door and the wall.

I’m sure I woke up the whole neighborhood. You think being in labor hurts? Hell no! I couldn’t stand on my feet, I screamed so loud that my daughter started crying as she never heard me yell that loud. I felt sick and somehow got to the bathroom. Putting my hand in cold water only seemed to make it worse.

25 minutes and several painkillers later with a double sized hand I managed to get my widest pants on and stand up. Luckily I have the most responsible 6 year old in this world, who finished lunch boxes, packed their bags and dressed herself and her sister.

Well, I got them to school and managed to pick up both them and takeaway that day, but that was all. The pain was unbearable. Luckily no bones were broken, just some liquid thing in two of my joints. Managed to get an inflammation on top too. So no work for two weeks. Sick leave doesn’t exist in my world – Not done yet? Get it done!

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I still struggle with my hand, but at least I’m able to work. Now I have a few more days working at home with my girls before school is back on. Happy New Year!

 

 

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Reality knockout 

Everyone has rough days sometimes, obviously. Last week was spent in the hospital and yesterday it was back to work and school. I was excited about it, but in for a surprise.

Going back to reality knocked me out big  time! I feel horrible, I have no energy or motivation and just want to stay in bed.

I go in waves, and when I go down it goes quickly. By the time I finished my day at work I was so exhausted that I was wondering how to even get to my car. I couldn’t bare the thought of everything waiting at home. Walk the dog, get the kids, cook dinner, clean up, take my girls to dance class, get everyone ready for bed, walk the dog again, work on the blog, the list goes on.

I don’t have time to be sick. I can’t skip work. I can’t fail my kids. Nothing on my to do list is optional, it’s simply what I have to do.

So how to get through this alone?

*Plan the day! Plan breaks to catch your breath. A break will also give you a fresh start

*Treat yourself! If you have a tight schedule, tell yourself that “when this is done I will have a coffee break”. Or a chocolate, a cigarette or whatever motivates you


*Laugh! During a rough day it’s hard, but if you look closer you will find something funny

*Eat! Food helps with everything

*Motivate yourself! Tell yourself it’s temporary, and that tomorrow will be different

*Move! When I feel bad I don’t wanna leave the house or even the sofa. But I find that just a short walk and some fresh air gives me a boost

*Vitamins! It helps with sickness, energy, sleep and pretty much run your body. I wouldn’t survive without my chewing ones from The Sunshine Empire!


*Ask for help! No matter if I’m sick or just in a bad mood there is one thing that helps every time: To call my boyfriend! Some compassion and sympathy is miracle medicine

We all have different ways to get through hard times whether it’s physical or psychological. But we get through it one way or another.

I’m exhausted and I feel sick, and now I have just gotten my boost from my boyfriend, had a chocolate and are gonna treat myself with an hour of TV before bedtime. Then I’m gonna tell myself that tomorrow is a new day and it’s gonna be better than this one.