Good Evening Y’all, I hope you had a good day! I spent my entire morning going back and forth with my doctor’s office and my insurance company, to get my short-term disability paperwork completed. Literally, all that is needed is the doctor’s signature and for the office to fax it for me. That does not seem all that hard to me, so hopefully they will finish that by tomorrow.
I purchased a book yesterday called, “Meditation: Meditation for Beginners- How to Relieve Stress, Anxiety and Depression”, written by Yesenia Chavan. This short book provided me with some knowledge of how Meditation really does benefit you mind, body and soul. Meditation allows you to focus entirely on the present moment and not any personal worries, stresses or deadlines you may have. I have only done meditation for 2 days now, and only for 5 minutes a day, but I am hoping that if I continue doing this daily it will be beneficial to my health.
I did read today that meditating 5-10 minutes a day can not only reduce inflammation in the body, but also reduce stress related ailments such as headaches, insomnia and anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate. After I read that meditation can decrease inflammation, I thought it could not hurt at all to try adding this to my daily life. I did watch a few videos on YouTube about meditation, just because I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. I really like meditation with Gabby!
One quote I read earlier was, “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”, Caroline Myss. I absolutely love what this is saying! I know that I need to practice what Caroline says, because I have always been a worrier. I have always wanted to take care of everyone and make everything better, but I know it is not always possible. From now on, when I start feeling myself get extremely stressed and anxious, I am going to sit quietly for at least 5 minutes and just breath. It actually helps me to let my stress go even easier if I have the ocean sound playing in the background!
As y’all already know, I have been on the taper down amount of steroids since yesterday. Even though I am taking a lot less steroids, I still feel absolutely horrible! I guess it is because the high amount is still working its way through my system, but this is almost worse than the flare up itself. My moods are all over the place, I can not taste anything and I am not hungry. If any of you have any advice on how to combat the steroid mood swings, I am all ears!
Thank you for reading my post today! There is so much more that I really want to say about the doctor’s office, if I am feeling any better at all and even more about meditation, but I will go more into that later! For now, I hope y’all have a nice and relaxing evening!!! I look forward to any comments you may have and continuing to get to know you more!